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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...

Chair and Board appointees – Foundation for the WA Museum

Former Fortescue Metals Group CEO Nev Power will take over as Chair of the Foundation for the WA Museum Board later this month. Succeeding Justin Mannolini, who has held the role for the past 6 years, Mr Power is looking forward to steering the Foundation in the...

The Inaugural Minderoo Grant

The introduction of the Foundation for the WA Museum’s inaugural Minderoo Grant, funded from the Discovery Endowment Fund, has generated an excellent response from the WA Museum’s scientists and curators in its inaugural year. Eleven high calibre submissions were...

Our thanks to the Stan Perron Charitable Trust

We were delighted to receive a wonderful surprise - a donation letter from The Stan Perron Charitable Trust advising that the Foundation would be receiving $1 million for our Discovery Endowment Fund. As the CEO Jenny Allen said “It is not every day that something as...

Latest Partnership – Barbagallo Motors

Set amongst New Zealand's outstanding natural beauty, in award winning accommodation, one lucky auction bidder at the Foundation's Antarctica: Night at the Museum fundraising Gala will win the chance to drive an Aston Martin on Ice! Providing this incredibly...

Museum in a Container at Mandurah CrabFest

8,849 visitors at this year’s Channel Seven Mandurah Crabfest engaged with ‘Museum in a Container’, thanks to the generous support of Quadrant Energy. The ‘Museum in a Container’ project, took a simple shipping container and transformed it into an interactive museum...

In Search of Fish & Fortune

Julian Burt has a strong family connection to the WA Museum via the historically significant Ti-Tu vessel, first owned by Julian's Grandfather Septimus Burt, WA's Attorney General in 1886. Ti-Tu was built by local Fremantle boat builder in 1901 as a steam pleasure...

Silverstream Wines

Family owned, single vineyard, cool climate wines. What more could we ask for from our lastest multi-year partner committed to supporting our Night at the Museum fundraising Galas – How about an award winning Sparkling Chardonnay? Easy, done! Streamstream Wines joins...

Foundation secures major partnership with Tianqui Lithium

Last week was a very exciting one for the WA Museum and the Foundation for the WA Museum. I am delighted to congratulate the Foundation for the WA Museum on securing a major contribution from the Tianqi Lithium Corporation and its Chairman, Mr Jiang Weiping. On...