What We Do

A New Museum for WA

Opening in 2020, the highly anticipated New Museum for WA will be a source of pride for the community of Western Australia, and a fitting gateway to our extraordinary state. It will provide the perfect introduction to WA’s landscapes, biodiversity, culture, and geological heritage. This is an important time in our history, signifying a shift in the cultural landscape for the people of WA – and this is only the beginning.

The Discovery Endowment Fund

The Discovery Endowment Fund has been established by the Foundation for the WA Museum to unleash the potential of the New Museum for WA. With a $35 million fundraising target, our mission is to help create world-class museum facilities, and to sustain and build on the excitement around the New Museum well beyond 2020. With your help the endowment, like those for many of the world’s greatest museums, will provide a secure source of income – a necessity for our future.

Supporting Our State

The Foundation for the WA Museum will engage support from a local and global community for this once-in-a-century opportunity. With your help, we will build on the success and achievements we have already delivered.

Education and Engagement

Every person, regardless of where they live, deserves to have equal opportunity to access and be a part of our State’s story. Today’s technology has given us the ability to facilitate and engage more people than ever before, and when combined with public outreach and education programs, the impact is limitless

Quadrant Energy – Engagement Partnership

Research and Fieldwork

We believe the fate of our state’s environment is in the hands of its people, and that research and conservation projects are imperative to our future. We support vital projects every year, including:

WA Museum – Woodside Marine Biodiversity Project

Exhibition Sponsorships

The Foundation delivers highly engaged, collaborative and accountable partnerships to create outcomes that otherwise may not be obtained individually, adding to the unique diversity of WA’s culture.

Singapore Airlines Partnership

Acquisitions and Collections Management

For more than 120 years, the WA Museum has been collecting, researching, displaying and interpreting WA’s cultural and natural heritage. There are over 8 million objects now in trust, all helping to uncover the secrets of Western Australia.

Two Lost Ships – HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran