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Be a part of something extraordinary

Our generous supporters are vital to the work of Museums Victoria. You can donate to a range of areas, including education and access, as well as scientific research and the care of 17 million precious items in the State Collection.

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Support our appeal: help us expand our Outreach program

The Museum in a Van program is our long established and well-loved solution for groups who struggle to visit our Museums. We are at capacity and we need to raise $30,000 to expand our amazing Outreach programs. Your support can help bring the Museum to all Victorians.

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Donate to Museums Victoria

Support us where it’s needed most. You will be playing a vital role in building our communities' understanding of our natural history, Indigenous cultures and social history for everyone to enjoy, share and learn.

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'I want to go to the Museum' program

Help us reach out to children, schools and young families who, due to disadvantage or distance, have not visited one of our museums.

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Donate to Exhibitions & Public Programs

Help us develop and deliver exciting new short term exhibitions and public programs.

Whether working with the Italian community to develop a festival at the Immigration Museum or partnering with leaders in medical research to present Melbourne Museum's recent Biomedical Breakthroughs exhibition, we are committed to doing more and engaging more than ever before.

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Donate to Research & Collections

Support our research and collections and you are supporting future discovery.

Beyond our Museum's exhibitions lies a world of vast storage areas, scientific laboratories, libraries and busy offices. The State Collection forms an invaluable foundation from which we seek answers to broader questions about our future. Our work informs vital topics, including biodiversity and climate change and concepts like identity and belonging.

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Support a special project

The Invisible Farmer

Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. This three year project is funded by the Australian Research Council and involves a nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations. 

Other ways to donate...

Join the Patrons' Circle

Become a Patron of Museums Victoria and enjoy unique opportunities to learn more about our museums, through exclusive events and tailored experiences throughout the year.

Make a bequest

A gift in your will is a lasting tribute that will assist us to deliver on our mission to build our communities’ understanding of our history, society and the environment.

Tax information

Donations of $2 or more to Museums Board of Victoria are tax deductible. Museums Board of Victoria ABN 63 640 679 155 is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.

Donating objects

If you wish to donate objects to Museums Victoria, please see our page on donating items.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss making a donation for a specific purpose, opportunities for regular giving or leaving a bequest, we would love to hear from you.

Sandie Hall

General Manager Development
Museums Victoria
GPO Box 666, Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 8341 7303
[email protected]

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