Thank you to all our donors who have helped us reach our fundraising target of $40,000. This appeal is now closed.
Celebration through music
To mark its 20th birthday the Museum commissioned renowned classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan to compose 20 short pieces of music inspired by objects from the Museum’s collection.
This composition's working title was The Australia Suite. With the support of our donor community, This is us: A musical reflection of Australia was performed for the first time at a concert to celebrate the Museum’s birthday in 2021 at the National Museum in Canberra.
Fundraising target reached
Your generous donations have enabled us to support the costs of the composition and will see us:
- Deliver live performances of The Australia Suite to be held at the Museum in Canberra and then in regional centres around the country.
- Support recordings by the ABC to be distributed and shared with audiences online here in Australia and beyond.
- Support discussion panels with the Grigoryan Brothers, exploring the music and the inspiration behind it.
No results were found
We would like to thank and acknowledge our donors to The Australia Suite Appeal, including those who would like to remain anonymous.
Donors $20,000+: Ulrike Klein AO
Donors $1,000–$9,999: Sally Anne Hasluck OAM, Professor Andrea Hull AO, Marjorie Lindenmayer, Peter Walker Fine Art, Helen Todd, Louise Willey
Donors $50–$999: Dr Marion Amies, Robin and Mary-Ann Anderson, Daryl Blaxland, Dr Geoffrey Burkhardt, Alex and Linda Church, Mervyn and Shirley Cornish, Helen Cosgrove, Catherine Crompton and Tony Henshaw, Anne Fletcher, William Forster, Elizabeth Grant AM, Bradley Hinton, Terence and Valerie Hull, Dr Peter Ingle and Rosemary Ingle, Patricia Kneebone, Pat Macarthur, Robin and Joanna McLachlan, Betty Meehan, Janet O'Dell-Teys, Lorraine Ovington, Helen Rankin, Hilary Rowell, Jennifer Rowland, Wendy Smith, Margaret Smythe, Helene Stead, Elizabeth Storrs, Lisa Turner, Frank Van Der Korput, Linda Wake, Diane Wright.
Donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged in The Museum magazine and on this website. Donors can choose to remain anonymous.
Explore our other appeals
Donations to this appeal enable transport and curatorial support for this exhibition as it travels across Australia.
Donations to this Fellowship Program helps support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural leaders of the future.