MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

As promised, here´s a selection of photos of a Hobart museum. It is a very popular one.

Today I want to introduce you to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). This is the largest private museum in the southern hemisphere, where works of art from the David Walsh collection are represented – more than 1900. They are arranged in a non-chronological order, without museum labels or inscriptions. Visitors are given the opportunity to use free headphones and a device like an iPod, which has a built-in GPS: a person’s location is established and information about paintings and other works nearby is given. This museum is always full of people: from Tasmania, other states and territories of Australia and from overseas.

Some exhibits are provocative and even shocking. I hope my photos will give you an idea. Not all of the exhibits are static, there are also videos, films and other moving things there. A visit to the museum can hardly leave anyone indifferent or unimpressed.

I, like many other people, went there from the city by ferry along the picturesque River Derwent – about 30 minutes one way.

A few words about my city – Cairns. The heat has finally subsided after a few incredibly hot and muggy days. This morning, I walked for an hour in the park nearby – I had a feeling that the mellow season had returned.

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