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Australian Museum Foundation

2017 End Of Year Appeal

Your gift to future generations

For over 190 years, the Australian Museum (AM) has been an invaluable treasure for all Australians to enjoy and learn from, showcasing the most extensive collection of natural history and cultural objects in our nation.

The Australian Museum Foundation (AMF) is an independent organisation, dedicated to raising much needed funds to support projects across the Australian Museum (AM), from research and acquisitions to science and education programs.

Donors to the Australian Museum Foundation have recently supported projects including:

  • Restoration of significant and historic spaces such as The Long Gallery
  • Creation of new permanent exhibitions including 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum
  • Scientific expeditions to study the biodiversity of the Southwest Pacific and Lord Howe Island
  • Building important links between culture and biodiversity conservation in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea
  • Working with Aboriginal communities to enrich cultural connections and expand the AM’s collections through the upcoming Gadi exhibition
  • Acquisition of significant objects for the AM's collections including the Asaro Mud Masks from Papua New Guinea
  • Improving online access to the AM’s collections through new technologies and methods including crowdsourcing and digitisation
  • Providing research fellowships ranging from the adaptation of parrots to urban environments to the evolution of vision in fan worms


Why we need your help

2018 will bring more important expeditions, research and exhibitions to inspire a continued understanding and care for our world. As the AM is only partially funded by the NSW Government, the generosity of individuals ensures its vital work can continue.


How you can help

Your gift will help to continue the AM’s exceptional research and engagement, to invest in the scientists, explorers and educators of the future and to protect Australia’s natural and cultural heritage for future generations.

Even the smallest gift helps to support this important work.

A tax-deductible donation to the Australian Museum Foundation will directly support projects in 2018 and into the future. Your support will help the AM to continue to fulfil its mission to make nature, indigenous cultures and science accessible and relevant.

Thank you for your support.





Four Asaro Mud Men from Papua New Guinea perform in the Atrium. Photographer: Abram Powell © Australian Museum

Alexandra Summerell, AMRI Postgraduate Award winner studying DNA markers in Short Beaked Echidnas © Australian Museum

A dwarf flying-fox (Pteropus woodfordi) captured in a mist net at Kafruumu Village, Malaita. Photographer: Tyrone Lavery © Australian Museum

RV Braveheart, Lau Islands, Fiji. Photographer: Stephen Keable © Australian Museum

A Lord Howe Island Phasmid found on an Australian Museum expedition to the remote Balls Pyramid. Photographer: Tom Bannigan © Australian Museum



The Australian Museum Foundation (ABN 64 497 967 210) is a charitable trust, the purpose of which is to ensure a secure financial base for the Australian Museum and the Museum is its sole legal beneficiary. The Foundation is endorsed a as a deductible gift recipient and an Item 2 public ancillary fund under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Donations may also be made to the Australian Museum Trust (ABN 85 407 224 698) which is also a deductible gift recipient under Items 1 and 4 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Contact Details

1 William Street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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