Supporting WA Museum's education, learning and outreach activities

Enabling the WA Museum to deliver programs that make a real difference

WA Museum offers a wide range of education, learning and outreach activities. With your help,the Foundation for the WA Museum provides support to offer more programs and reach more people.


FameLab is the largest public-facing science communication training program and competition in the world. 

The Foundation for the WA Museum is the producer and country host organisation of FameLab Australia. The focus of FameLab Australia is to promote excellence in science communication for early career STEM researchers in universities and industry. 

A loan box full of buzz!

The Foundation's 2021 Impact Circle members funded a legacy education program which focussed on the Mungurragurra/ Dawson's Burrowing Bees, unique to the Gascoyne region.

Ngalang Koort Conversations

Supported by Founding Partner Wesfarmers, the Foundation for the WA Museum has created Ngalang Koort ("Our Heart") Conversations, a new lecture series, where acclaimed international speakers will explore topics of global importance. 

Renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling was the inaugural speaker of the series in 2023. 

An unforgettable learning experience thanks to Forrest Research Foundation

In 2023, the Foundation for the WA Museum partnered with Forrest Resarch Foundation to provide the finalists of the national science communication competition and training program, FameLab Australia, with an unforgettable learning exprience in Perth.

The Forrest Research Foundation provided accommodation for the 12 finalists at Forrest Hall during their stay in Perth, and made the Forrest Hall meeting room and shared facilities available for use during their immersive 3-day science communication experience in Perth. 

What participants said

FameLab 2023 received enthusiastic feedback from program participants!

"Doing FameLab was one of the highlights of my PhD!"

FameLab Finalist

"My communication (lectures, workshops, conference presentations) has drastically improved and I have more confidence."

FameLab Finalist