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Labor welcomes MONA reopening

  • Iconic museum set to reopen on Boxing Day
  • Revamped MONA a major drawcard
  • Locals and visitors encouraged to book tickets

Tasmanian Labor has welcomed news that the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is set to reopen on Boxing Day.

Labor Leader Rebecca White said the announcement by David Walsh is great news for the iconic museum and for the state.

“MONA was one of the first popular attractions forced to close because of COVID-19,” Ms White said.

“As one of our premier drawcards, David Walsh’s announcement that MONA is preparing to reopen on Boxing Day is a wonderful Christmas present for Tasmania.

“It is particularly good news as we continue our recovery from the health emergency, welcoming Victorians back to the state without the need to quarantine.

“I encourage locals to take advantage of the free entry, and pre-book their tickets to see the new gallery exhibitions.

“And I urge visitors to the state to make sure they don’t miss out on discovering why MONA is one of our top drawcards.

“This year has been extremely tough for the tourism, hospitality and arts sectors and it is fantastic to see them starting to re-emerge after months of pain and hardship.”

Rebecca White MP
Labor Leader