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Reconciliation Week 2020

At the Foundation for the WA Museum, we feel an overwhelming sense of awe and respect for First Nations and their way of life.  Our CEO Jenny Allen feels that, "With the planned opening of the New Museum in late November, and with the Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn Gallery...

From the CEO

As we prepare to enter the second phase of post-pandemic life, I am working with my team to prepare for the secure future for the Foundation and the WA Museum. Our goal of raising funds through the Discovery Endowment Fund becomes even more important in what is being...

Museum Moments for #museumweek

We've joined in Museum Week this year and today is about Museum moments. Working from home and spending time away from the very museums we love and adore, has made us all very reflective (as well as a little emotional we don't mind admitting). Watching our amazing new...

We’re Giving Back

We've been busy at the Foundation for the WA Museum, securing funding to protect the future of our WA Museum. To bring brilliant international exhibitions to Western Australia, support groundbreaking research, involve more young people than ever before and...

2020 FameLab Australia Winner

The FameLab Zoom Stage delivers the power of healing …. Australian winner Cody Frear to compete in the UK final Cody Frear from The University of Queensland has been announced as FameLab National Final Winner. Madelaine Ferarri, The University of Sydney awarded Runner...

From the CEO

On behalf of all of us at the Foundation for the WA Museum, thank you so much for your continuing support as we look forward to the many changes that no doubt all of us will see in our changing world. We will keep you up to date with FameLab which is in full swing now...

FameLab Victoria Semi-Final Winners

  Our final FameLab State Semi-Final was held last week and we can now announce the judges ruling as well as the public vote result. See all the Victoria videos here.   Winner Winner of the Victoria Semi-Final of FameLab Australia 2020 is Sarah Belet of Monash...

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...

FameLab Behind The Scenes

Not only do we have a brilliant team of people in Western Australia who make FameLab Australia happen, but we also have a group of businesses who support us in many different ways. While the current state of the world has meant that we could not use venues this year...

FameLab New South Wales Semi-Final Winners

  The judges deliberated and agreed that Winner Dr Madeleine Ferrari from University of Sydney, Runner-up Dr Laura McCaughey, from University of Technology and Nisharnthi Duggan from The University of Sydney as the Wild Card would go through to the National Finals to...

From the CEO

Hello again, These are certainly testing times for us all and I wanted to reach out again to see how you are going and to update you on how the Foundation is handling the unfolding situation. We are carefully following the WA Department of Health guidelines as there...

FameLab WA Winners

  The judges deliberated and agreed that Winner Valeria Senigaglia from Murdoch University, Runner-up Emily Brogan, from Edith Cowan University and Dr Darja Kragt from The University of Western Australia as the Wild Card would go through to the National Finals to be...