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Monash University Museum of Art benefits from contributions by artists, curators, lenders, donors, philanthropic partners, arts funding agencies, sponsors and community partners.

By contributing to MUMA you will not only help us strengthen and develop our collection but also support exhibition programs, publications, education programs and other initiatives.

MUMA acknowledges the visionary philanthropic support that enabled its 2010 relocation to new purpose-built premises at Caulfield, which include the Ian Potter Sculpture Court (Ian Potter Foundation); the Merlyn Myer Gallery (Sidney Myer Fund); the Helen Macpherson Education Space (Helen Macpherson Smith Trust); and Callum Morton’s sculpture Silverscreen (the Marc and Eva Besen Commission).

New philanthropic partners, patrons and supporters are always welcome as we work towards realising our vision of MUMA as a leading Australian museum of contemporary art and an international centre of excellence in the research, collection, presentation, promotion of contemporary visual art.

For more information or to discuss sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities please contact Charlotte Day, Director, MUMA.

Ways to Give:

There are three ways you can support MUMA:

One-off Donations

Every donation, no matter how large or small, will contribute to the ongoing success of MUMA. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

MUMA Contemporaries

For art lovers who are passionate about contemporary art and wish to support MUMA’s activities directly in the creation of new work and in encouraging meaningful connectivity between art and audiences through our programs.

Planned giving

By including a bequest in your Will, you can continue a legacy of commissioning and supporting artists in making new work and presenting the most vital and experimental art by Australian and international artists, creating meaningful connectons between artists, art and ideas, and audiences through the museum’s programming.

How do I include Monash University Museum of Art in my Will?

You can leave a bequest to Monash University Museum of Art by adding a codicil to your current Will or by drafting a new Will. We recommend that you seek advice from a solicitor. Law societies in every state of Australia publish lists of accredited specialists in Wills and estates. Trustee companies can also advise you.

As a Will is a legal document, it is best to ensure that the wording is precise.

The following bequest wording may be adapted by your legal adviser for inclusion in your Will:

"I bequeath Monash University of Clayton, Victoria 3800, ABN 12 377 614 012, the sum of …... dollars {or the percentage of the residual estate}, to be applied for the purposes of supporting Monash University Museum of Art to acquire works of art (or) by Monash University Museum of Art in such a manner as its Director may determine.

I direct that the receipt in writing of an authorised officer of Monash University shall be deemed proof of payment."

For more information, please contact our bequest team. We would love to talk you through your gift intention so that we are able to honour your wishes for years to come.
Phone: +61 3 9903 4395

Major supporters:

Ian Potter Foundation logo

Sidney Myer Fund

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Marc Besen AO & Eva Besen AO

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In-kind support:

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