Help Unlock the Collection

Support the transformative digitisation project unlocking the doors to our storerooms and help make the entire QAGOMA Collection available online to audiences around the world.

QAGOMA is home to an internationally acclaimed collection of more than 20 000 artworks, but like many art museums across the globe, the Gallery can only display a fraction of its holdings at any time. This means that 90 per cent of our most important asset exists behind closed doors.

Thanks to the support of our giving community, we are in the process of changing that.

The Gallery has now digitised more than 3000 artworks and built the framework for our new Collection Online platform. The site is evolving daily – take a look around for a taste of what’s in store.

We are grateful to everyone who has donated to help unlock the Collection to date. But our work is not done yet.

At this crucial stage in the project, we need your support to revolutionise how our audiences discover and experience art. You can help ensure our new Collection Online is a place where artworks are brought to life with stories about artists, their communities and practices.

With your support, we can create interactive digital archives for major exhibitions and projects, including the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – the exhibition series that has made QAGOMA the leading institution for the contemporary art from this region – and collaborate with artists and digital designers to create immersive 3D experiences, like this one developed for Judy Watson’s iconic sculpture tow row 2016 at GOMA’s entrance.

Together, we can give people everywhere a closer look at the works we hold, alongside inspiring and thought-provoking digital resources.

Your support will help to make the entire QAGOMA Collection accessible to art lovers anywhere, at any time.


While every major art museum is constrained in the number of works it can display at any point in time, digitisation can make an entire collection accessible to the online visitor, around the clock and around the world. In the twenty-first century, that’s not just transformative; it’s vital


Young collaborator Kieran Smythe-Jackson, from Warakurna in Western Australia, in ‘Tony Albert: We Can Be Heroes’, Children’s Art Centre, GOMA, June 2018 / Photograph: Joe Ruckli.

An interactive digital experience diving deeper into the story of Judy Watson’s tow row 2016.

Digitising Elizabeth Gower’s Thinking about the meaning of life 1990 / Purchased 1993 under the Contemporary Art Acquisition Program with funds from Ian Gray through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Photograph: Lee Wilkes.

Join Us

To unlock the Collection and turn our vision into reality, QAGOMA is committed to raising $5 million.

Multiple and customisable opportunities to demonstrate your support are available to individuals, corporations and foundations, with commensurate levels of recognition.

For more information, please contact:
Dominique JonesPhilanthropy Manager | QAGOMA Foundation |  07 3840 7246


Digital Champion
$1 million+
Access Advocate
$500,000 – $999,999
Transformation Leader
$250,000 – $499,999
Community Patron
$100,000 – $249,999
Innovation Benefactor
$50,000 – $99,999
Research Commissioner
$25,000 – $49,999
Publishing Promoter
$10,000 – $24,999
$4,000 – $9,999