Australia's collecting institutions protect and celebrate Australia's rich cultural heritage, share resources and mentor regional partners. We provide advice to government and the sector on best practice for collecting cultural material, developing quality collections and ensuring ethical collecting in Australia.

What's new

Museums, libraries and galleries
Explore Australia’s arts and culture activities this April! Experience music festivals, exhibitions, screenings and much more.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Applications are now open for the 2018 Community Heritage Grants Program.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Our latest video celebrates 20 years of the National Portrait Gallery.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Applications are now open for funding to help preserve our unique maritime history for future generations.