Giving to UQ Art Museum

“There is a symbiotic relationship between patrons and artists, and the museums that display their work – when this relationship is strong, it can foster wonderful creativity and open up new, and previously unimagined opportunities.” 

Dr Campbell Gray, Director, UQ Art Museum

Art provokes our thinking. It encourages us to question and to challenge our place in society.

With your generous support, UQ Art Museum can create boundary-pushing exhibitions and programs, provide more students with workplace experiences, and conserve and develop the UQ Art Collection for future generations. 

There are a number of ways you can support UQ Art Museum, including through artwork gifts, a bequest or a cash donation. If you are passionate about a particular area of the Art Museum, you can direct your gift to that cause.

Find out more about giving to UQ Art Museum 


We are deeply grateful to the community of supporters who are helping us build a world-class university art museum – a place where art inspires and encourages us to question and challenge our place in the world.

Your generous donations contribute to a dynamic art museum program, to a skilled future workforce and to Australia’s cultural heritage. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and can be directed to your area of passion.

To contribute to UQ Art Museum complete a donation form or contact our Advancement Manager.

Leave a gift in your Will

Bequesting in your Will is a generous way to contribute to the future development of The University of Queensland Art Museum for generations to come.

Create a lasting legacy by leaving The University of Queensland Art Museum a gift in your Will. 

If you would like to make a bequest, please contact the Advancement Manager so that we may discuss your specific wishes with you and thank you personally.

Find further information on Wills, Endowments and Bequests at UQ

Gift an artwork

The UQ Art Collection is an extraordinary teaching resource comprising more than 4,000 original artworks, predominantly by Australian artists and spanning the colonial era to the present day.

We warmly welcome gifts of artwork that align with our collection policy and invite you to contact our curatorial team to discuss our collection guidelines. Gifted works are used for research and public enjoyment and are expertly cared for and managed in line with the highest international museum standards. 

Your generous artwork gift can be made in the following ways:

  • a straight gift while the donor is living with no tax benefit
  • a Cultural Gift via the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program (CGP) where the donor receives a tax benefit
  • a Bequest – where the artwork is gifted from the late donor’s estate with no tax benefit

For more information on the program, to gift an artwork, or to discuss a bequest please contact our Advancement Manager.