Help inspire tomorrow’s leaders today.

As Australia’s only museum of applied arts and sciences, we hold a unique position to inspire innovation through the depth of our collection, our pioneering learning programs and our world-renowned exhibitions.

We are advocates for growing the 21st Century skills that all Australians will need to meet the challenges of tomorrow, but unfortunately, our students are also lagging behind other countries in maths and science, leading to a critical deficit in innovation.  These effects are not only being felt in our schools and universities, but they are also extending to our businesses and our economy.

The time to act is now.

This year, we are raising funds to grow our collection, expand our learning programs and strengthen our role as a safe place for community dialogue where people aren’t afraid to ask hard questions or challenge the status quo.  Funds raised by the 2017 Annual Appeal will:

  • Assist in acquiring the Cuberider module, a uniquely Australian innovation designed by two university students and sent aboard the International Space Station to allow school students to collect data and conduct research.
  • Allow us to continue providing affordable learning programs for students not only in New South Wales, but across Australia and the world.
  • Support our ability to mount ground-breaking talks and festivals that allow the public to engage, ask questions and think critically about the world around them.
  • Support the MAAS Centre for Fashion Annual Appeal by acquiring two garments from Yousef Akbar’s Incandescent collection.

Each of these efforts help us continue to thrive in understanding how today has been made possible while inspiring the next generation with the possibilities of tomorrow.

Stand with us to champion innovation, creativity and understanding as we celebrate how the alchemy of art and science can change the world.

Donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible.

If you would like to speak with someone before making a donation, please contact our Development Team on (02) 9217 0393 or