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We believe that Western Australia stands as an extraordinary and globally iconic cultural location. It is a place in constant evolution which harnesses the imagination with spectacular and diverse natural attractions which inspire and transform everyone it touches.

We don’t simply assist to preserve the past. We work to define and advance our social and scientific heritage, both in Western Australia and on the world stage, now and for future generations.

We are the Foundation for the Museum of Western Australia.

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A Creative Legacy: the Ruth Tarvydas Collection

The magic of Ruth Tarvydas, a pioneering Western Australian fashion designer, will live on through the WA Museum with thirty-five of her iconic garments being gifted in perpetuity.

Minderoo Grants: supporting invaluable Museum projects

The inaugural Minderoo Grants were awarded in 2018, thanks to the generosity of the Minderoo Foundation. Through a donation to the Foundation for the WA Museum’s Discovery Endowment Fund, the annual grants finance valuable and significant WA Museum projects, that are beyond the remit of government funding. Over the past year the WA Museum’s scientists have been beavering away on an array of projects and research.

Underwater crime investigation cracks the FameLab case…

Australian winner Dr Paola Magni on her way to the UK final Dr Paola Magni from Murdoch University has been announced as FameLab National Final Winner and Audience Choice for 2019. Paola will represent Australia at the International FameLab Competition at the...