The Foundation of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

cuarot takes a curtain off the Portrait of Henry Foss

The Foundation of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the main fundraising body for the museum and is comprised of community-minded supporters who help TMAG through giving and philanthropy.

Exhibitions, acquisitions and research, Children’s Festivals, free tours and curator talks … all these things can happen at TMAG because of your support.

Through the support of generous donors, the Foundation has raised more than six million dollars for TMAG since 1984, which has been used to support art acquisitions, exhibitions, research, conservation of the collection, and education programs.

How does the Foundation raise funds to support TMAG?

Annual gifts

You can join the Foundation with an annual gift of $500 for individuals or $750 for couples, and in doing so you will help the Foundation reach its goal to raise more than $50 000 dollars per year. This will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the State Government which instantly doubles the power of your gift.

All donations over two dollars to the TMAG Foundation Ltd. are tax deductible.

Our community of Members

At the heart of TMAG’s Foundation is the very special community of passionate supporters who meet to enjoy Tasmania’s art, science and historical culture of which TMAG is the custodian. By joining the Foundation, you will enjoy the company of people who share your love for the amazing stories, and precious objects and art that TMAG cares for and curates.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Foundation hosts a range of special interest groups so you can share your passion for art, science or education with TMAG’s curators and specialists.

Benefits to Members

In order to adhere to the rules of the Australian Taxation Office, the TMAG Foundation Ltd. charges a non-tax deductible annual administration fee of $100. This allows you to enjoy benefits for your support, such as card access to the Member’s Lounge, discounts at the Museum Shop and Courtyard CafĂ©, annual intestate gallery, and invitations to two major exhibition first nights.  Your donations beyond the annual administration fee will continue to be tax deductible.

How do your donations support TMAG?

The TMAG Foundation Ltd. contributes funds to TMAG for the acquisition and exhibition of works of art, and objects of historic, scientific, educational or social interest. It  also provides assistance for TMAG's education and public programs, supports specialist research of the State Collection, and supports TMAG in its work as the custodian of the State Collection. Funds raised through the Foundation are not used for TMAG’s normal operating costs.

We invite you to join the Foundation, and experience the joy of supporting your museum and gallery in good company.

Whether you are new to the growing TMAG Foundation community, or continuing your generous support for TMAG, thank you for donation today. Your support is greatly appreciated.

For more information, please feel free to email the Foundation.

Thank you for your support.

Image above: TMAG's Principal Curator Jane Stewart unveils the Portrait of Henry Foss, by Thomas Griffith Wainewright at the Colnial Colours  fundraising dinner. This important acquisition to Tasmania's public collection was made possible by funds raised by the TMAG Foundation Ltd.

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