Donate

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Donations help us to share our collections, undertake research and tell important stories through our exhibitions and galleries.

Donations also help us to run many of our much-loved, free educational programs for South Australian families, including Tell Me a Story and the School Holiday Program.

You can donate cash, property, shares, securities or an object which meets the Museum's acquisition policy.

 

Donations

Donations over $2 are fully tax deductible and 100% of your donation will be used towards your specified cause. Cash donations can be directed to the area of most need or used for a specific purpose such as an acquisition, exhibition presentation, publication or educational program. Contributions of $1000 or more are acknowledged on the Museum’s Donor Wall in the Main Foyer.

 

Employee Giving

Many companies now offer a Matching Gift Program, where they match their employees' charitable donations and double their value. This is an incredibly effective way for companies to support the not-for-profit organisations that are important to their employees while undertaking their corporate social responsibility. To find out more, please contact your human resources department.

 

Donating Objects

The Cultural Gifts Program encourages Australians to donate items of cultural significance from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives.

Gifts can range from paintings, books, sculptures, manuscripts and personal papers to jewellery and ceramics — even entire technological, mechanical, scientific or social history collections.

Gifts of objects made to the South Australian Museum under the Cultural Gifts Program will entitle you to a tax deduction, which may be spread over five years. All proposed gifts will need to approved by the Museum’s Acquisition Committee. Please contact the Manager of Science Administration for more information.