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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Reviews
As it was when I saw it some years back. Lighting kept very low but non flash photos allowed. Good enough info sheets. Sad to remember that the Allport family home also gifted to the city was later... more »
This collection is located in the Libraries Tasmania building in Hobart - go into the foyer and at the back right hand side. The main collections are displayed like an old mansion with lots of... more »
Joseph Allport and his family settled in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831. From that time members of the family played an important role in the artistic, cultural and social development of the colony and the state of Tasmania. Henry Allport bequeathed the Allport collection to the people of Tasmania in 1965 as a memorial to the Allport family. The Allport bequest remains one of the most generous in Tasmania's history. The Allport Library + Museum of Fine Arts is a living collection of nationally significant Tasmanian colonial paintings, photographs, rare books, manuscripts and English and European decorative arts and furniture.
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