In 2011, Andrew and Nicola Forrest donated Fortescue Metals Group shares, which formed the core of the Discovery Endowment Fund. Dividends from this share gift provide fundamental support to the Foundation and WA Museum. The Foundation’s Minderoo Grants assist the Museum to expand the knowledge of WA's environment and peoples and contribute to WA's global research reputation.
Minderoo Foundation, and the Forrest family, have supported the WA Museum in many ways for over a decade including commissioning the Illuminate project at Boola Bardip.
Stan Perron Charitable Foundation
Stan Perron Gallery WA Treasures
Housed within the beautiful, heritage-listed Hackett Hall, the WA Treasures Gallery explores objects of significance collected over time by Western Australian cultural institutions.
The Gallery is named in honour of the late Lloyd Stanley Perron AC.
Rio Tinto Gallery Innovations
Highlighting the way in which people innovate and create, the Innovations exhibition is centred around the themes of thinking, doing and changing.
Partnering with Rio Tinto, WA Museum crafts and facilitates educational workshops designed to enrich primary and secondary school students' experiences within the Rio Tinto Gallery, improving STEM skills.
Tianqi Lithium Gallery Connections
The Connections Gallery explores the many different ways in which global networks, like trade and immigration, have shaped WA.
This partnership celebrates TLC 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.
Wesfarmers Gallery Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn (Our Heart, Country, spirit)
The Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn Gallery shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Western Australia. It honours traditional knowledge systems, protocols and ways of communication. It is an acknowledgement of the endurance, survival and strength of all Aboriginal peoples.
Wesfarmers is also Presenting Partner of the Ngalang Koort Conversations, which was launched in September 2023.
Woodside Energy Learning Studios
The Woodside Learning Studios host WA Museum Boola Bardip’s education programs, which explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, STEM, sustainability and creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Museum is the ideal atmosphere for students to create connections between world-class research and their developing knowledge of the world.
The Woodside Energy partnership also includes the Woodside Collection contained in the Dampier Marine Gallery.