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We have been building, researching and caring for the Jewish Museum of Australia collection for half a century. At over 20,000 items, it comprises the largest repository of the Australian Jewish experience in the world.

Predominantly donated by the community, our collection includes historical and contemporary Judaica; fine art, photography and textiles; letters, diaries, documents and books; and everyday objects.

Each and every item tells a story – conjuring the lives of the people who made, used, collected or donated it.

For most importantly, our collection is a storehouse of memories to be preserved and presented so we might share what it means to be Australian and Jewish for many years to come

Image use policy: All images, audio and audio-visual material within the collection are owned by the Jewish Museum of Australia. If you wish to adapt, publish or redistribute content from the collection, please submit the application form attached to the image use policy document.

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Collection Themes

Have an object for the Museum Collection?

Thank you for considering donating an object to the Jewish Museum of Australia. We have standard policies and procedures relating to collection donations outlined in our Acquisition and Deaccession Policy, which have been developed to protect donors and their objects as well as help us manage the collection according to professional standards.

Please submit the form below in as much detail as possible, and your proposal will be submitted to our Acquisitions Committee for assessment, but be advised that due to our current work on a major exhibition opening in November 2024, our capacity for attending to enquiries is extremely limited. We appreciate your patience, and can’t wait to share our latest work with you.

Enquiry Form

If you have a question about our collection or exhibitions program, please use the form below to get in touch. Please be advised that our turnaround time for research enquiries and image requests is four weeks.