Bequests

Please consider making a bequest to the Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). Help us in our mission to grow, protect and interpret the state collections of Tasmania for future generations.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift made through a Will. By describing in your Will what you want to give (eg. money, shares, property or other goods) and to whom (an organisation or a person) you are making a bequest.

Make a difference by leaving a bequest

By making a bequest in your Will you are leaving a legacy for future generations and enriching the lives of generations to come. 

Every bequest, no matter how small, will contribute to the ongoing success of TMAG, allowing us to acquire additions to enhance the State Collection, fund research programs, conserve and restore collections, deliver museum services and develop exhibitions and public programs. 

How to leave a bequest to the Trustees of TMAG 

Making a bequest in your Will is one of the most important personal acts you will undertake. By making a Will, you ensure that your final wishes are carried out in respect of gifts to family, friends and favourite charities.

Bequests can be a specific sum of money from your Estate, a percentage of your Estate, the residue of your Estate after you have specified gifts for family and friends, or assets such as property, shares, collections and works of art.

You may choose to leave a bequest to the Trustees of TMAG unconditionally, or your bequest can be designated for a specific purpose. The following wording is provided as a suggested clause should you wish to make a bequest, but we recommend that you discuss your plans with your family and strongly advise you to seek independent legal and financial advice when making or updating your Will. 

The clause of a simple gift in a Will could be:

“I give to the Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (ABN 17 334 217 592) (the sum of $___dollars or the residue of my estate or nature of gift) for the use and benefit of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery at its absolute discretion* free from all taxes and duties payable in respect of my death, my estate or the administration of my estate and I direct that the receipt of the Director, Chairman or other authorised officer for the time shall be an absolute discharge to my executors/trustees for the gift.”

If the gift is to be for a specific purpose, please discuss the details with us. These details should then be included in the clause and substituted for “the use and benefit of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and its absolute discretion”.

The Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a deductible gift recipient.

Why it’s important to contact us about your wishes

To avoid any confusion or misunderstanding about your wishes, or if you have a special purpose in mind, we are available to discuss these matters with you to help ensure your wishes are respected and fulfilled. We would also welcome the opportunity to thank you in person for your generous support.

All discussions or correspondence about your bequest will be treated in strict confidence.

If you would like to discuss the details of a bequest to the Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery please contact the museum Director, Mr Bill Bleathman on (03) 6211 4177.

Thank you for considering TMAG as a recipient of your benevolence