American citizens are invited to make financial or cultural artefact donations to the Australian National Maritime Museum through American Friends of the Museum.

This program supports research, exhibitions and co-operative ventures that explore and develop maritime links between the USA and Australia.

The American Friends of the Australian National Maritime Museum was established in the USA to garner American support for our museum. This was funded as the USA Bicentennial Gift from the people of America to all Australians in 1988.

The Museum hosts diverse exhibitions about maritime history, science, technology, art and design that connects the USA and Australia, and is a meeting place for trans-Pacific business networks.

Make a Tax-Friendly Donation

American Friends of the Museum warmly welcome donations of cash or artefacts from American citizens in support of the museum's collection and programs. Based in the USA, American donors can gain tax benefits under Section 5501C3 of the USA Internal Revenue Service Code.

More Information

American Friends of the Australian National Maritime Museum
c/ Baker & McKenzie
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-7703 USA


USA Gallery Fellowship

The USA Gallery Fellowship is open to scholars and museum professionals. It aims to foster professional relationships with key American cultural institutions in Australia and the USA, to contribute to interpretative and research programs, and to develop synergies between our National Maritime Collection and respective US collections.

Board of Directors of American Friends of the Australian National Maritime Museum  
Hon Peter Collins AM QC (Chairman)
Mr Kevin Sumption PSM
Robert Moore II