Cultural Gifts

The Cultural Gifts Program encourages Australians to donate items of cultural significance from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives.

Gifts can range from paintings, books, sculptures, manuscripts and personal papers to jewellery and ceramics — even entire technological, mechanical, scientific or social history collections.

Gifts of objects made to the South Australian Museum under the Cultural gifts program will entitle you to a tax deduction, which may be spread over five years. All proposed gifts will need to be approved by the Museum’s Acquisition Committee. 

If you are considering gifting an object, or are interested in learning more, please contact us using the form below or email

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