In 2014, nearly $30 million worth of cultural items were donated to Australian galleries, museums and libraries with the help of the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The success of the Cultural Gifts Program is the result of the generosity of donors whose contributions help build our public collections and secure Australia's cultural heritage for future generations.
The Cultural Gifts Program encourages private donations of items of cultural significance to public art galleries, museums and libraries by offering tax incentives for donors. Donated items include art works, historical objects and scientific and archival collections.
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More information can be found on the Cultural Gifts Program webpage.
Image credit: Rosalie Gascoigne 'Spring 2' (1982). Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Charles and Thomas Gascoigne, to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, February 2014.