The Museum welcomes donations of objects that contribute to the history of Chinese people in Australia. The Museum’s Collections Policy stipulates that we acquire and care for objects that focus strongly on the history and contributions of Australians with Chinese ancestry ranging from their arrivals in the early 1800s through to the present. Objects should also have clear provenance and donors must be the lawful owners of the objects. 

Accepting donations into the collections is guided by our Collections Policy and their significance to our cumulative history. Our long-term obligation to care for and store our collections as well as our limited storage space influence this selective process. Not all offers of donation are accepted and may be respectfully declined. 

If you have an object that you would like the Museum to consider for its collection, please complete the object donation form and send the completed copy to [email protected] or by mail to Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia.

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