Art Collection Fund

About the Art Collection Fund

The UOW Art Collection (UOWAC) has an astonishing breadth and diversity and includes a great number of Indigenous works and others of regional, national, and international significance.

What your gift could achieve

We greatly welcome philanthropic support for our ongoing conservation program, so that we can continue to make artworks fully accessible to our students, staff, and visitors. Since most of the collection is spread across many buildings and campuses, with a variety of different environments and needs, it requires a complex and carefully planned schedule of maintenance and protection.

You can support our preservation activities in several areas including:

  • Digitising sections of the collection and purchasing UV filtering frames for our photographic works. Estimated cost per UV frame: $450-$3,500, depending on size
  • Conserving a particular piece, including cleaning, stabilisation, conservation, and relocation
  • Supporting us to employ a part-time conservator who will be responsible for managing the conservation program. Estimated cost: $50,000

Donate to the Art Collection Fund

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For more information about how your donation will be managed please see our FAQs.

The idea of accessibility to art was, and still is, absolutely predominant. From the very beginning art works were to be seen around the University. Regardless of the faculty or campus where students were studying, they could see art on the walls and in the grounds. Art has the power to make us fascinated and curious, angry and delighted, and to make us think – all useful elements in a university environment. Guy Warren Eminent artist and UOW Art Collection Director 1992-2005