Support Us

As a not-for-profit organisation, the Shepparton Art Museum relies upon the generosity of supporters and passionate art enthusiasts. You can help us to continue to develop high quality exhibitions with public and educational programs that contribute to national and international scholarship.

These are the ways you can help us to grow the collection:

Artwork Donations

The Shepparton Art Museum collection grows through the generous gift of artworks from donors around Australia. SAM is guided in its decision making regarding the acceptance of donated artworks by a Collections Policy, which addresses issues such as relevance to the existing collection, significance, condition and available storage space. As a result, SAM is unfortunately unable to accept all offers of artworks to join the collection.

Cultural gifts of artworks can calso be make to SAM through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program which offers tax incentives to encourage people to docate cultural items to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives in Australia. Further information about the program is available here.

If you would like to consider making a direct donation, Cultural Gift or bequeathing an artwork to SAM in a will, please contact us at Please include the following information:

  1. An image of the artwork
  2. Artist, title, year and dimensions
  3. Where and when did you get it?

Monetary Donations

Donors are welcome to contribute money for the development of the collection and for specific acquisitions, programs or capital works.

If you are interested in becoming a donor please contact the SAM Director.

Partners and Sponsorship

The generosity of corporate and philanthropic partnerships contribute to the high quality programs initiated and produced by Shepparton Art Museum.

Government Partners

  • Greater Shepparton City Council
  • Creative Victoria
  • Department of Education

Major Partners

  • Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation
  • Allan Myers AC QC
  • William Buckland Foundation

Learning and Engagement Partner

  • University of Melbourne

Major Sponsor

  • Maddocks

EduLab Partner

  • La Trobe University

For Partnership and Sponsorship enquiries please contact the Museum Director.


More information about volunteering is available on our Working Here page.