We believe that Western Australia stands as an extraordinary and globally iconic cultural location. It is a place in constant evolution which harnesses the imagination with spectacular and diverse natural attractions which inspire and transform everyone it touches.

We don’t simply assist to preserve the past. We work to define and advance our social and scientific heritage, both in Western Australia and on the world stage, now and for future generations.

We are the Foundation for the Museum of Western Australia.

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Latest Partnership – Barbagallo Motors

Set amongst New Zealand’s outstanding natural beauty, in award winning accommodation, one lucky auction bidder at the Foundation’s Antarctica: Night at the Museum fundraising Gala will win the chance to drive an Aston Martin on Ice! Providing this incredibly exhilarating experience is just one example of Barbagallo Motor’s commitment to supporting the Foundation for the WA Museum in a creative and multi-layered partnership.

The partnership will integrate the highly respected brands of Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover across Foundation events and activities. The Barbagallo team are committed to culture and the arts in Western Australia, understanding the important role Museum’s play in creating a vibrant and liveable capital city, full of creativity, discovery and opportunity.

Museum in a Container at Mandurah CrabFest

8,849 visitors at this year’s Channel Seven Mandurah Crabfest engaged with ‘Museum in a Container’, thanks to the generous support of Quadrant Energy. The ‘Museum in a Container’ project, took a simple shipping container and transformed it into an interactive museum filled with all kinds of marine facts.

Every person, regardless of where they live, deserves to have equal opportunity to access and be a part of our State’s story. The importance of providing exhibitions and public programs during the New Museum build has been embraced by Quadrant Energy. Partnering with the Foundation to support major exhibitions such as the current “Horrible Histories: Pirates” (now showing at the WA Maritime Museum), Quadrant Energy is also committed to delivering community based programs which travel across WA to engage with diverse, non-traditional museum communities. This commitment follows the success of ‘Under the Sea’, a marine environment engagement and educational program ran at Garden City Shopping Centre in 2017.

In Search of Fish & Fortune

Julian Burt has a strong family connection to the WA Museum via the historically significant Ti-Tu vessel, first owned by Julian’s Grandfather Septimus Burt, WA’s Attorney General in 1886. Ti-Tu was built by local Fremantle boat builder in 1901 as a steam pleasure launch and is one of the oldest surviving watercraft which plied the Swan River in the early 1900’s. In 1974 with the generosity of the Burt family, the Ti-Tu was purchased by the Western Australian Museum and is now a part of the Museum’s important Maritime History collection.

The Burt Wright Foundation continues to support the valuable work of the Museum, and via the assistance of the Foundation for the WA Museum recently joined with the West Australian Fishing Industry Council, the Western Rock Lobster Council and the Pearl Producers Association to support the Museum’s production of the beautiful publication, In Search of Fish and Fortune along Australia’s West Coast by Bill Leonard.

In Search of Fish and Fortune along Australia’s West Coast tells the stories of the men and families that took on the many challenges inherent in Australia’s south and west coast seas and rivers to help pioneer the diverse fisheries and boat building industries. These industries have developed into major drivers of WA and Australia’s growth and properity.

The luxury publication showcases over 60 exquisite drawings, maps and classic photographs illustrating the evolution of design, craftsmanship, skills and technology of WA’s fishing craft, bringing the boats and their unique stores to vibrant life.

This beautiful hardcover coffee table style book of over 300 pages retails for $70 and can be ordered online by clicking here.