World Oceans Day 2020

The Foundation for the WA Museum supports the discovery and protection of marine biodiversity. Today on #WorldOceansDay we share three of the ways we are able to work with the Western Australian Museum for the benefit of our oceans. Woodside Marine Biodiversity Woodside’s social contribution strategy focuses on creating capacity through long-term, strategic investment in…

Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

  We are proud to have supported this WA Museum science expedition via our Woodside Biodiversity Fund.  Scientific expeditions and new discoveries take years of planning. WA Museum Chief Scientist, Nerida Wilson, is no stranger to either but this latest Ningaloo Canyons Expedition was unlike any other the WA Museum team have been on.  Last week saw the return of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor which took…

From the CEO

Hi everyone, As we are facing an unprecedented time for all of us, it is understandable that we are feeling uncertain about what lies ahead.  While the situation changes daily I want to assure you that we are working as an incredibly committed and resourceful team at the Foundation and are intending to keep you, our donors, partners and supporters up…

FameLab 2019 Finalists

2020 FameLab Australia

Designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists to actively engage with the public and stakeholders, FameLab aligns with the Foundation’s objective to deliver engaging community and education programs, support ground-breaking scientific research and discovery and seek additional support for funding. Entering into its seventh partnership year, the British Council and the WA Museum, supported…

Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia

Minderoo Grant Update Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia Cape Range National Park near Exmouth was once a feeding ground for some of the largest prehistoric predators that ever lived in Earth’s oceans. Western Australian Museum scientists made the discovery when they uncovered 38 teeth belonging to Carcharocles megalodon, a prehistoric shark that research…

Museum in a Container

SEE, TOUCH AND FEEL Experience the WA Museum at events all around Perth. Providing enriching and engaging activities on a range of topics, the Museum in a Container is supported by Santos Limited. Touch, feel and see exhibits up close. A great opportunity for children and families of all ages to enjoy science! ABOUT MUSEUM…