Your support will help Queensland Museum to inspire curiosity and deepen knowledge, using our remarkable collections to share Queensland’s stories with the world and bring the world’s stories to Queensland.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Learn more about our incredible work below.

What your support achieves

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.

Contact Foundation

Thank you to our circle of Guardians and all supporters whose generosity and commitment make it possible for us to inspire curiosity, care for our collections and share Queensland’s remarkable stories.

Guardians Supporters
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The Raulings family Andrea Abrams
Elinor Scambler Georgina Anthonisz

Michael Barnett
Curators Johanne Bawden
Avril Quail Dr Bianca Beetson
  Bradley Bognuda
Hugh Botting
Entomological Society of Queensland Alexandra Brosnan
Prof. Margaret Sheil AO Lesley Bryant
  Michelle Cartlidge
Collectors Stacy Chapman
Frank and Karen Alpert Tennille Chase
Dr Jim Thompson PSM Joanne Clark
The Geoff Ross Endowment (APS Foundation) Louise Cornege

Chantel Delany
Explorers Peter Denham
Robert Dumke Daniel Feeney
Valamy Hill Myia Fewster
Rachel Leung Greg Gola
Catherine Taylor Sally Anna Hamilton
Queensland Community Foundation Toni Harten
Ashby Utting Foundation Dianne Heley
  Judith Herman
The Coxen Circle
Cheyenne Hayward
Bolton-Cardell family in memory of William Bolton MBE Tara Horner
The late Joe Francese Kylie Johnson
The late Peter John Fry Katherine Kerr
The late Vera Thiess Andy Keeys
The Harry West Memorial Fund Paul Marangelli
The late Thora Whitehead Shan Marshall
  Ryan McFarlane
Cultural Gifts Program Liz McKay
Robert Brownhall Mary Novello
  Andrew Osborn
  Graham Palmer
  Sririta Peebles
  Ann Richardson
  Alan Rix
  Karen Roberts
  Michael Roberts
  Kathryn Russell
  Chris Salter
  Robin Schleich
  Elin Schran
  Samantha Searle
  Margaret Stacey
  Allan Stork
  Ingrid Strasser
  Hollie Twidale
  Julia Waters
  Shane Watson
  Eugene White
  Margaret White
  Birgit Willadsen

We would also like to acknowledge the 2,100+ individuals who made a donation at one of our museums or when purchasing a ticket.

Your support makes our work possible

We share Queensland’s stories with the world and bring the world’s stories to Queensland. Donate now to support Queensland Museum’s scientific and cultural research, collections, exhibitions and learning programs across Queensland. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


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