You can make a difference
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House depends on major gifts, bequests and donations of all sizes to support the development of our programs: collection and exhibition; access and learning; and digital and online. You can make a difference!
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A donation may take the form of cash or donation of objects. All proposed gifts of objects will need to be discussed with the relevant curator and approved by the Acquisitions Committee.
A bequest is an instruction in your Will that indicates how you wish to distribute all or part of your estate. A bequest can be a gift of money or property, shares, artworks or any other form of property. We recommend that you seek professional advice in arranging a bequest to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
We welcome in-kind and cash partnerships with like-minded people and organisations that share a passion for shaping opinions, and creating conversations that contribute to making a better Australia, with more informed, empowered and engaged citizens. Our nimble and dynamic culture means that we are in a position to think ‘outside the box’ when it comes to partnerships.
Your time is equally valuable to us. You can make a difference by simply joining our monthly e-newsletter, following us on social media, becoming a volunteer or attending our events.
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The Museum of Australian Democracy collection
The Museum of Australian Democracy collection, connected to and located within the historical heart of Australian government, captures the ideas, movements, individuals and events of Australian democracy.
Any additions to our collection are guided by the Collection Development Plan.
You can help to ensure that Australia’s democratic, political and parliamentary heritage is preserved for the benefit of future generations by making a gift to the Museum of Australian Democracy.
The museum is a Deductible Gift Recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and regularly accepts donations under the auspices of the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
Please don’t send unsolicited items
Talk to us first about what you would like to donate and we will assess it to ensure it meets the museum’s collection policy. If appropriate, the museum will assist in submitting your claim as a tax deduction through the Cultural Gifts Program. Please note that museum staff cannot offer valuations of material you may own.
For more information about donating to the museum, please contact:
Senior Historian & Research Manager
Ph 6270 8231
Or by mail to:
Museum of Australian Democracy
PO Box 3934
Manuka ACT 2603
Please do not send material before discussing it with museum staff. It is important that it be assessed properly before being despatched, and for appropriate methods of freight to be arranged.