Donate to the Museum

Help the South Australian Museum continue to make our natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun as we have done for over 165 years.

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.  

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