Cultural gifts

Augustus Siebe helmetCultural gifts include paintings, books, sculptures, manuscripts, jewellery, ceramics, technological, mechanical, scientific and social history collections.

The State Collection is filled with artefacts and specimens generously donated by private individuals – photographs by pioneering geologist Richard Daintree, swimwear by iconic bikini-mogul Paula Stafford and the beautifully delicate FP & AP Dodd collection of tropical insects.

The Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program provides tax incentives encouraging Australians to donate culturally significant items from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives. The generosity of individuals ensures that the State Collection continues to tell stories of our past, present and future.

How to make a cultural gift

Cultural gifts to the Queensland Museum are accepted in accordance with our Cultural Gift Guidelines. Potential donors are invited to contact the Queensland Museum Foundation on +61 7 3842 9392 or email foundation@qm.qld.gov.au to discuss your intentions as the first step in the gifting process.

 

 

  The Augustus Siebe helmet donated to the State Collection by Greg and Helen Langley under the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.