Corporate Partnerships

Partner with the Foundation for the benefit of the WA Museum

About the Western Australian Museum

The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. For over 120 years the Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs.

Today, the Museum has six public locations across our State (WA Museum Boola Bardip, WA Maritime Museum, WA Shipwrecks Museum, Museum of the Great Southern, Museum of Geraldton, Museum of the Goldfields, and a Collections and Research Centre that houses more than eight million objects as well as the Museum’s team of curators, technical officers and research scientists. The Museum also manages 200 shipwreck sites of the 1500 known to be located off the WA coast and manages eight Aboriginal land reserves.

About the Foundation for the WA Museum

Established in 1995, the Foundation for the WA Museum mobilises, harnesses and directs support for the Western Australian Museum to increase the cultural, scientific, educational and social impact of the Western Australian Museum and help secure its long-term financial sustainability.

The Foundation does this by growing the funds under management in its Discovery Endowment Fund; obtaining direct funding support for specific WA Museum projects; and setting up a program of sustainable, regular grant giving that supports the strategic priorities of the WA Museum.

Partner with us!

Partnering with the Foundation for the WA Museum and WA Museum offers corporate partners opportunities for brand alignment, staff and community engagement, as well as having a significant impact for the Museum and our WA community.

The Foundation works with all partners to maximise leveraging opportunities, enhance brand awareness and create exciting engagement opportunities for partner staff, clients and communities.

The Foundation for the WA Museum provides annual social impact reporting to all partners which includes key reach and engagement statistics as well as key social outcomes and impact metrics.

The Foundation for the WA Museum works with Culture Counts to survey program participants, create actionable insights and demonstrate the impact of the Foundation’s activities in a consistent, structured way.

For more information, contact Annmarie Harris, Head of Partnerships, on (08) 6552 7474 or

Evolving Connections

The Tianqi Lithium Connections Gallery at WA Museum Boola Bardip highlights the many different ways in which global networks, like trade and immigration, have shaped WA. The Gallery is a testament to a new global connection.

Named after Founding Partner Tianqi Lithium, the partnership between Tianqi Lithium, the Foundation for the WA Museum and the Western Australian Museum was born out of Tianqi Lithium Corporation’s Chairman Jiang Weiping’s passion for history, heritage and community, and his desire to deepen the relationship and cultural connections between China and Western Australia.

Dazzling Diprotodon discovery in the Pilbara’s red dirt

In October 2023, a fossil dig took in the Pilbara, near CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron Mine, to recover several rare and nearly complete Diprotodon skeletons. Diprotodons are extinct marsupials, related to koalas and wombats.

Rob Newton, CITIC Pacific Mining’s Head of Corporate Affairs, commented “When we were approached by the Museum, we jumped at the opportunity to form a partnership to enable this dig to go ahead.”