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MUMA acknowledges the invaluable contributions of artists, curators, lenders, donors, philanthropic partners, arts funding agencies, sponsors and community partners to everything we do. Donations are vital to supporting the strength and development of our collection, exhibitions, publications and much-loved education programs. MUMA welcomes one-off donations, annual giving through our MUMA Contemporaries program and Planned Giving. For more information or to discuss sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities please contact Alicia Renew, Gallery Manager, MUMA.

Thank You

Visionary philanthropic support enabled the realisation of our purpose-built premises at Caulfield, which include the Ian Potter Sculpture Court; the Merlyn Myer Gallery; the original Helen Macpherson Education Space; and the Marc and Eva Besen  Commission, Callum Morton’s Silverscreen, 2010.

Marc Besen AC & Eva Besen AO

Media Partner

The Saturday Paper, The Monthly and 7am logo pack

Industry Memberships

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MUMA is a member of Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA), International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CiMAM), International Council of Museums (ICOM), Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) and University Art Museums Australia (UAMA), Art Association of Australia & New Zealand (AAANZ) and Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM).

Image: Callum Morton, Silverscreen, 2010, galvanised steel and LED lights. Commissioned with the generous gift of Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO 2010, Monash University Collection. Photo: John Brash

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The support MUMA receives directly affects the breadth and depth of the programs we offer. We are grateful to the generous donors and supporters who help us develop and present the most vital and experimental art by Australian and international artists, build on our nationally significant collection of post 1960s Australian art, and present engaging and enriching educational programs to a wide range of communities. Read more

MUMA Contemporaries
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As a MUMA Contemporary, you will meet artists and curators firsthand, be the first to know about the program and receive invitations to exclusive VIP previews and events. Most importantly, you will share in the enjoyment and satisfaction of supporting living artists to realise their creative ambitions, and maintaining MUMA’s leading role as a safe space for artistic risk and vision. Read more

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By including a bequest in your will, you can continue to support  artists in making new work and create your legacy in fostering the most vital and experimental art by Australian and international artists. Read more