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Bequest Circle

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The National Gallery of Australia Bequest Circle represents and acknowledges the special group of people who have made a commitment to the Gallery by including us in their will.

 

To become a member of the Bequest Circle you simply need to let us know that you have remembered the National Gallery of Australia in your will. Bequests may be made in memory or honour of family or friends.

Making a gift to the Gallery in your will means that you have the use and enjoyment of your assets during your lifetime and also contribute to the national art collection.

We welcome all bequests. There are no membership or administration fees. Your bequest will be used solely to acquire works of art for the national collection or for your nominated purpose. We encourage open discussion to make sure your wishes for your bequest are made clear.


detail: John Glover 'Mount Wellington and Hobart Town from Kangaroo Point' oil on canvas National Gallery of Australia and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Purchsed with funds from the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2001John Olsen Sydney sun [King sun]  1965  oil on three plywood panels   Purchased with funds from the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2000   © John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia  more detail

Types of bequests

If you decide to leave a bequest to the National Gallery of Australia there are several options. The most common forms of bequest are:

We recommend that you seek professional advice from your solicitor or financial adviser in arranging a bequest to the National Gallery of Australia. If you are considering leaving the Gallery a gift of art, we encourage you to contact the Foundation. The Gallery acquires works of art in line with its acquisitions policy and our curators can discuss the Gallery’s collecting needs.

Specific wording of your bequest

Following are examples of suggested wording to include in your will to make sure that your wishes are enacted.

Acknowledgment

The National Gallery of Australia Bequest Circle represents and acknowledges the special group of people who have made a commitment to the Gallery by including us in their will.

The Gallery acknowledges Bequest Circle members by:

Others may wish to remain anonymous. The Gallery respects these wishes.

Becoming a member

To become a member of the National Gallery of Australia Bequest Circle you simply need to let us know that you have remembered the National Gallery of Australia in your will. You can do this in one of the following ways:

Bequests to the National Gallery of Australia are managed through the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, a Deductible Gift Recipient.

For additional information about membership of the National Gallery of Australia Bequest Circle or to discuss your bequest options, please contact

Liz Wilson
Acting Executive Director
phone +61 2 6240 6691