MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, opened in Hobart in January 2011. It is Australia’s largest private museum and displays a diverse collection that ranges from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Its location on the River Derwent just north of Hobart, the building’s subterranean design and the owner’s unconventional and challenging curatorial approach are already making it a must-see for any visitor to Australia.

In addition to the Museum, the MONA site also includes the Moo Brew microbrewery, Moorilla Refined winery and vineyard, accommodation, restaurant, bars, cellar door, cafe, function centre, museum shop and library; all within a 15 minute-drive or 30-minute fast catamaran from the MONA ferry terminal at Brooke Street Pier, on Hobart’s waterfront. Entry to the Museum for interstate and overseas visitors over the age of 18 is $20, concessions are $10. Tasmanians get in for free. Concession tickets dated on or after 30 April 2012 have increased to $15.

The Museum is open from Wednesday-Monday from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day. However, throughout January the site will be open on Tuesdays.

The Museum also runs the MONA FOMA music and arts festival each summer. In its past four years, MOFO curator, Brian Ritchie has pulled together avant-garde lineups featuring the likes of Grandmaster Flash (USA), Philip Glass and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (AUS), Girl Talk (USA) and PJ Harvey (UK). Events take place at various venues around Hobart, ensuring that Hobart looks as it should – happily eccentric. MONA FOMA 2013 will run from 16-20 January.

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