Ninety years of collecting
The MAG&M Collection includes over 5,070 items, with 400+ ceramics, 1,300+ Australian watercolours, prints, etchings, drawings and paintings and over 1,270 items of swimwear and beach ephemera.
Curated over nine decades, the MAG&M Collection has grown thanks to the generosity of many significant donors including the MAG&M Society, artist gifts by Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Will Ashton, Lloyd Rees, Joshua Yeldham, Salvatore Zofrea and MAG&M’s founder Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo and the Theo Batten, Roger Pietri and Lady Askin bequests. The Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program has also allowed many key works by contemporary artists to enter the collection.
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Donations and gifts
Donations to the MAG&M Collection in line with the Northern Beaches Cultural Collections and Gifts Policy and Guidelines are welcome. Gifts are accepted through the Cultural Gifts Program and are tax deductible.