The Australian Museum greatly appreciates the many kind offers we receive each year from people looking to donate items for our collections.
Unfortunately, with over 21 million items in our scientific and cultural collections the space and curatorial capacity we have for new collection items is very limited.
New acquisitions are subject to a rigorous and extensive process of analysis and review to ensure they represent the best possible fit with our existing collections, public programs and research priorities.
If you'd like to submit a collection donation request, please click the 'Ask an expert' button below to fill in our online form and submit an enquiry to our team of experts.
Australian Museum collection development
Natural Science Collection Development Strategy 2015-2018The Natural Science Collection Development Strategy, 2015 - 2018 sets out the priorities for acquisitions through field collecting, donations and purchases.423.3 KB
Cultural Collections Acquisition Policy 2014 - 2017Learn about the Cultural Collections Acquisition Policy 2014 - 2017 priorities for acquisitions.1.2 MB
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