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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Butterfly appeal


Butterfly appeal

QVMAG has recently received Australia's fifth-largest private butterfly collection, and through the butterfly appeal you can help to conserve it. 

The Lambkin-Knight collection has around 12,000 butterflies from over 300 species, including extremely rare species and now-extinct species. These specimens were collected over half a century, and from Hobart to the Torres Strait islands. The collection supports biodiversity research, and climate change-related research. 

Your donation will help to conserve this nationally significant collection, and research to protect Australia's butterflies.

Your donation will:

  • support conservation of the collection
  • enable purchasing of 10-drawer metal entomology cabinets for safe storage

QVMAG thanks you for your support of this important work.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


Fundraise for this cause

Contact Details

2 Invermay Road


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.