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In 2021 the museum celebrates its 20th birthday. To acknowledge the anniversary, we are launching a fundraising campaign to support three appeals, which will reach across the country and unite us through music, education and travelling exhibitions. We invite you to join us in celebrating everything that brings us together.

There are many ways to donate to the National Museum — as an individual, a family foundation, a corporation, or philanthropic fund.

The 20th Birthday Campaign

The power of donations

Over the past year the generosity of our passionate donor community has helped us to:

  • take Australian exhibitions and their stories across the globe
  • bring key international exhibitions to Australia for audiences to experience and enjoy
  • create interactive digital education programs for classrooms across the country
  • conserve and display objects from our extensive collections
  • provide cultural education opportunities to regional and remote communities
  • revitalise our galleries, building a museum for the 21st century in the nation’s capital.

In recognition of your support we will acknowledge you on our website, in our Annual Report and The Museum magazine. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


The People’s Walk

Your name, a family name or that of a loved one can be etched into a bluestone paver in our People’s Walk.

The Encounters Fellowships Appeal

Help support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural leaders of the future.

Meet our donors

We welcome all donations and Museum donors are recognised in perpetuity at various levels.

Make a collection offer

Interested in donating an object? The Museum collects objects that are linked to key moments, people and places in Australia’s history

Donate now

Your valued donation will help the National Museum of Australia to enrich the cultural life of Australians.

Contact us

Karen Pittar
Senior Development Officer
(02) 6208 5373

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