Become a Guardian

Designed for those who wish to be more engaged and to discover more about our research and collections, as a Guardian you can participate in a series of bespoke ‘behind the scenes’ events as well as other Museum special events.

By becoming a Guardian of the Australian Museum Foundation you can participate in an exciting program of bespoke events including invitations to:

  • Exclusive previews of Musuem exhibitions
  • Australian Museum exhibition openings
  • Specially curated behind-the-scenes tours of collections and laboratories led by AM scientists and collection managers
  • Our annual donor cocktail event held in the Westpac Gallery

You will also be acknowledged in and receive the AM’s annual publication and be kept up to date with special events via Explore Magazine and our Foundation newsletter.

The Australian Museum Foundation raises funds to support projects across the AM, from research and collections to cultural and education programs. As a Guardian your support will help provide funding for vital AM projects.

You can become a Guardian for three years by committing to a tax-deductible donation starting from $3,000. This can be paid in one lump sum of $3,000 for the three years, or by annual instalments of a minimum average of $1,000 per annum over the three-year period.



Director's Club

Directors Club members receive invitations to special events and have an opportunity to engage with Museum staff as well as other like-minded individuals.


Join our Treasures Circle

Treasure Circle Members support a priceless treasure or collection case displayed in the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum permanent exhibition in the magnificent Westpac Long Gallery. Treasure donors are acknowledged by name on each treasure and invited to exclusive events.

Join the Treasures Circle by supporting one of the priceless treasures or collection cases displayed in 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum.

Your generosity will ensure the continued conservation and maintenance of your selected treasure or collection case for future generations. You will be acknowledged next to your treasure in the Westpac Long Gallery, on the AM’s Honour Board and you will also be invited to exclusive AM events and programs.

Pledge your support for a treasure or collection case with a tax-deductible donation (available as instalments):

Treasure $30,000
Collection case $50,000

View all available treasures and collection cases.


If you would like for us to arrange a private curator tour where you can hear the unique and fascinating story behind each of the available treasures, please get in touch with us!

Please phone Adele Leathan or Mandy O’Bryan or T. (02) 9320 6216 or email us at development@austmus.gov.au


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