The Foundation of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

cuarot takes a curtain off the Portrait of Henry Foss

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Foundation Limited (TMAG Foundation)  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 TMAG Foundation has raised more than six million dollars for the museum since it began in 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 TMAG Foundation with a minimum annual gift of $500, which includes your annual membership fee of $100 (non tax deductible). Membership entitles you to great benefits, such as discounts at the Museum Shop and access to the TMAG Members' Lounge.

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, 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.

Benefits to members

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, annual intestate gallery, and invitations to two major exhibition opening nights each year. Your donations over two dollars beyond the annual administration fee will be tax deductible.

How do your donations support TMAG?

The TMAG Foundation contributes funds to TMAG for the acquisition and exhibition of works of art, and objects of historic, scientific, educational or social interest 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 TMAG Foundation, and experience the joy of supporting your museum and gallery in good company.

Visit the TMAG Foundation website here.

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 Colonial 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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