SUPPORTING THE MUSEUM
Port Albert Maritime Museum Ltd, a not-for profit incorporated association that operates the Port Albert Maritime Museum, Gippsland’s Regional Maritime Museum, and its exhibitions and collections, relies on the engagement of its Committee of Management and its volunteers. We cannot operate without the support of the local community in general and the various local marine industries in particular.
Our mission is to conserve the local history of Port Albert & surrounds, our indigenous history as well as Gippsland’s maritime heritage, and to present and interpret our collections of historical artefacts and information for the enjoyment of and appreciation by all supporters, sponsors and visitors.
We invite you to become involved with the Museum in a number of ways, such as:
- As a volunteer
- By joining as a member
- Through general financial donations and in-kind support
- By donating artefacts to our collection
- By making a bequest
- Through corporate sponsorships for specific projects
The Museum is a registered charity and tax deductible recipient.
The Committee of Management appreciates all for their generous support of the mission of the Museum.
General financial donations and in-kind support
The Museum operates as a not-for-profit association that relies heavily on support from the community and its volunteer base. If you are willing to assist the Museum and its volunteers, donations, both financial and in kind (e.g. consumables, services, equipment, etc.), are most welcome and will assist the Museum and its volunteers continuing its good work as custodians of Gippsland’s maritime history and the local & indigenous history of the Port Albert region.
Most of the Museum’s expenditure is related to its operations, e.g. insurance, waste, maintenance, electricity, marketing etc. It is difficult to obtain financial donations to cover this type of expenditure, so any assistance will be highly appreciated.
General financial donations can be made by contacting the museum directly for an invoice for a nominated amount. Alternatively, there is a donation box located at the museum in the reception foyer.
In-kind support is an alternative to a financial donation and will be equally appreciated. This would include working bees to clean up the garden, providing heavy-lift and transport equipment for moving large objects, providing access equipment to reach high ceilings and roofs, donating display cases, printing display panels, providing electrical and plumbing services – there is a range of possibilities. Please contact the Museum if you are interested. Please refer to the “Wish List” at the bottom of this page.
The Museum accepts all donations of historic artefacts (objects, books, photographs, maps, etc.), provided they are aligned with the Museum’s themes. Donors will be requested to fill out an accession form (downloadable). The donated artefact will receive an accession number and will be added to the collection on a permanent basis. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Museum remove an artefact from its collection.
We would graciously receive a bequest to the Museum as part or all of your estate, including artefacts. Also, financial bequests are most welcome. These can be allocated to specific projects at the request of the donor and with the agreement of the Committee of Management.
Please contact the Museum’s President to discuss your wishes with regard to a bequest via 0418424192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The support of sponsors in the continuing development of the Museum plays a vital role.
Projects that would not be possible without a sponsorship include the development of new exhibitions, the acquisition of electronic equipment such as televisions and computers, the upgrade of storage facilities, the restoring and making accessible of significant museum objects and the development of interactive displays such as simulation games and touch-screen displays.
In terms of our sponsorship policy, the name and logo of the sponsoring organisation will be displayed on our website with a live link to the organisation’s website; also the name and logo will be displayed outside the Museum’s main entrance, visible from the street. In addition, names and logos may be displayed on exhibition components and on marketing materials.
Please refer to the “wish list” for any particular items we’re looking for but please don’t feel its limited to those items. The museum needs more things than we could possibly list.
An exciting new exhibit is planned for Feb 2022, we need:
. 60″ Television
. LED lights
. a custom perspex 4 sided box to protect the exhibit – contact us for dimensions but roughly 6m x 2m x 0.65m
. the printing of promotional flyers
. the printing of interpretive signs
. Twin track racking and heavy duty shelves
. Wall paint
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Port Albert VIC 3971
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