The National Gallery of Australia Foundation opened in 1982 with the express purpose of raising funds and encouraging gifts of works of art for the development of Australia’s national art collection. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages philanthropy in the community, raises funds and secures gifts of works of art to support the vision of the NGA and to develop the national art collection for all Australians.
The principal objectives of the Foundation are to:
* maintain, improve and develop the national collection of works of art owned by the NGA.
* promote, maintain, improve and develop the NGA.
* support the development and conduct by the NGA of travelling exhibitions of works of art.
* raise money to achieve these objectives.