Museums of History NSW values the deep engagement our donors have with our work
Impact of giving
We are dedicated to connecting people to our past, providing greater access to our properties and collections, and to a broad range of stories about our social, cultural and political histories and identities.
Our annual giving program raises funds to support our commitment to preserving and presenting our state’s unique history, bringing it to life through diverse voices and viewpoints, and supporting audiences of all backgrounds to gain fresh perspectives and understandings.
Your donation will help us to preserve and conserve our 12 historic sites, expand and digitise our collections and archives, deliver immersive learning programs, engage with First Nations communities and histories, and develop new and exciting exhibitions and experiences.
Help us to achieve our vision to make the histories, stories and cultures of NSW discoverable and relevant for all, ensuring our significant history will be shared for generations to come.
Acknowledgement of support
Annual donors will have access to unique and diverse opportunities to engage with Museums of History NSW and the stories of our state through a bespoke program of events commensurate with their level of giving.
As a Custodian, you will have the opportunity to meet with our Chief Executive Officer to discuss how your philanthropic gift can impact a specific project or program, and enjoy access to exclusive experiences with Museums of History NSW.
Donors who contribute annually to our Custodians’ and Governors’ circles provide vital support to ensuring our vision can be achieved and are invited to discover their impact through the following bespoke opportunities:
- curator-led viewings of our exhibitions, collections and properties
- invitations to exhibition openings
- behind-the-scenes tours
- introducing a circle of friends to Museums of History NSW through a curator-led viewing of a chosen collection or property.
Our History Supporters, through their commitment to the preservation and conservation of our state’s unique history, will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of our properties and collections.
All donors, unless otherwise informed, will be acknowledged in our annual report.
Levels of support
- Benefactor: $100,000 plus (given in perpetuity for overall donations)
- Custodians’ Circle: $25,000–$99,999 per annum
- Governors’ Circle: $5,000–$24,999 per annum
- History Supporter: $1,000–$4,999 per annum
To join our annual giving program or to discuss leaving a bequest please contact our Philanthropy Manager on 02 8239 2273 or via email@example.com
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is protected and accessible for current and future generations.
Museums of History NSW
ACC: 190 922
T: +61 2 8239 2273
Museums of History NSW understands the dynamic and diverse nature of the properties, collections and state archives in its care.
Penelope Seidler AM
Museums of History NSW, Benefactor
Find out more
2023 Annual Appeal: digitisation projects underway
Susannah Place and its rich collections, which are undigitised, reflect the shared history of the four houses and the personal stories of the working class families who called this place home.
This project will digitise the entire collection, making it accessible to our online audiences, and harness the significance of Seidler’s design legacy.
The museum is home to a highly significant photographic collection that captures the story of our state through the lens of police activities.
Sharing this unique collection through digitisation provides new opportunities for audience engagement.
Over the past week, our Collection Digitisation Team has been facilitating an in-situ photoshoot at Rose Seidler House
Museums of History NSW is undertaking external joinery conservation works to the front facade thanks to the funds generously donated by our supporters during the 2022 Annual Appeal
Annual Giving Donor Concert, Sunday 12 February