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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...

Foundation for the WA Museum welcomes new partner DFO

The Foundation for the WA Museum is very excited to announce a new partnership with DFO Perth. Since opening to great aplomb in October last year, DFO offers customers a premium outlet shopping experience. DFO, by association with the Foundation for the WA Museum, and...

Mandurah Crab Fest

The Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest is Western Australia's largest free community event. Celebrating culture, lifestyle, food and of course the native Blue Swimmer Crab, the Mandurah Crab Fest is an annual must-do experience. Held over the weekend of 16 & 17 March,...

20 Years of Scientific Discovery

Since 1998, Woodside has partnered with the WA Museum to understand the biodiversity of northwest Australia in the Dampier Archipelago and the Kimberley regions. The Foundation for the WA Museum has become increasingly involved in the partnership since 2003 and has...

Foundation + Partners + Museum = Cultural Impact

In October this year the exciting new Tianqi Lithium Connections Gallery was framed! A 45 metre-long steel structure, weighing 30 tonnes, was carefully lifted into position to complete the frame of the cantilever gallery, a major feature of the striking New Museum...

Woodside on the Move

3,200 Woodside staff have recently moved into their new 32-storey headquarters, which the company has named Mia Yellagonga. The name means “place of Yellagonga” and pays homage to the Whadjuk elder who interacted with Capt. James Stirling when the Swan River Colony...

West Australian culture and arts advocates recognised

At the State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours Awards held on Monday 8 October 2018 at the State Theatre Centre, two of the Foundation for the WA Museum’s long-standing community partners received acknowledgement for their support of arts and culture in Western...

Bringing the Museum to the People

A butterfly can taste with its feet, ants tap each other with their antennae to talk to each other, and male stalk-eye flies attract a mate with their big round eyes. These are just a few fun facts shared by the WA Museum at various sites across Perth while the New...

Generosity & Foresight: the Putcuyps-Mustafina Estate

In 2016 while on holiday from their home in Belgium, Mr Jozef (Joe) Putcuyps and his wife Elena Mustafina visited the WA Museum’s Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle and the Museum of Geraldton. Joe and Elena, both retired from distinguished careers in the oil and gas...

A Q&A with Jenny Allen, CEO, Foundation for the WA Museum

Jenny Allen FAIM hopes to be known and remembered in years to come as a caring, determined and dedicated individual who looked to help others and loved her family and friends unconditionally. On the basis of her multiple career achievements to date, there is little...