- 1 How many levels are in MONA?
- 2 How old is MONA museum?
- 3 Who owns MONA in Hobart?
- 4 How good is the Mona Lisa?
- 5 Does MONA make a profit?
- 6 Is it worth going to MONA?
- 7 How long do you need to spend at MONA?
- 8 Who is the richest person in Tasmania?
- 9 What is dark mofo Tasmania?
- 10 What did MONA cost?
- 11 Who is the curator of MONA?
How many levels are in MONA?
Located on the banks of the Derwent a short ferry trip from Hobart, Mona is Australia’s largest private museum with three levels of underground galleries, which visitors explore with custom-built, handheld technology, called the O, that tells them about the artworks on display.
How old is MONA museum?
Mona is a museum in Hobart, Tasmania, created by David Walsh to help him (in his words) ‘bang above [his] weight’. Anything we say to describe Mona will date quickly, given we are constantly changing our mind about what Mona is.
Who owns MONA in Hobart?
David Dominic Walsh AO (born 1961) is an Australian professional gambler, art collector and businessman. He is the owner of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and Moorilla Estate.
How good is the Mona Lisa?
There is no doubt that the Mona Lisa is a very good painting. It was highly regarded even as Leonardo worked on it, and his contemporaries copied the then novel three-quarter pose. The writer Giorgio Vasari later extolled Leonardo’s ability to closely imitate nature. Indeed, the Mona Lisa is a very realistic portrait.
Does MONA make a profit?
It also meant that MONA was profitable for only the second time in its celebrated existence. “It was profitable in January 2014 by accident because so many people turned up we couldn’t lose money, but it was also profitable in June 2020 because we happened to get a rebate for our payroll tax that month.”
Is it worth going to MONA?
The MONA might not be a place to return to for a second visit, but it is definitely a MUST and you should not miss it!! MONA is an admirable testimony of a single visionary, who went all the way and made his dream come true, for all of us to experience.
How long do you need to spend at MONA?
You could spend a whole day at Mona but two or three hours will give you a sense of the best bits. The building itself is stunning.
Who is the richest person in Tasmania?
Dale Elphinstone In 2016, Elphinstone was assessed as Tasmania’s richest person by net worth and remains so as of 2019. Dale Elphinstone’s brother, Graeme, owns a similarly named company based at Triabunna, on the east coast of Tasmania.
What is dark mofo Tasmania?
Dark Mofo is the winter version of the MONA FOMA festival, also held in Tasmania. With many of its events taking place at night, it celebrates the darkness of the southern winter solstice and features many musical acts, large scale light installations and a winter feast.
What did MONA cost?
The original museum cost $75 million to build.
Who is the curator of MONA?
The curators of MONA are Nicole Durling for Australian contemporary art and Olivier Varenne for international modern and contemporary art.