Queensland Museum is the custodian of the State Collection: a magnificent assemblage of millions of significant cultural objects, natural history specimens and geological treasures, many of which have been generously donated by individual collectors and enthusiasts.
To make a cultural gift to Queensland Museum is to make a gift that will be seen and studied by future generations, deepening our knowledge and appreciation of the world around us.
The State Collection holds a diverse range of objects which contribute to our technological, mechanical, scientific and social history collections — items such as toys, clothing, household items, ceramics, manuscripts, cars, furniture, fossils and specimens. What connects these objects is the role they play in telling the stories of Queensland’s cultural and natural history.
How to make a cultural gift
If you are interested in making a cultural gift, we invite you to contact the Queensland Museum Foundation to discuss your intentions in the first instance.
Cultural gifts to Queensland Museum are accepted in accordance with our Cultural Gift Guidelines.
Queensland Museum is a participating institution in the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program which provides tax incentives to encourage Australians to donate culturally significant items from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives.
Please be aware that the museum cannot accept every item for donation. If we are unable to accept your gift, it may be of interest to specialist museums or collectors.