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Support our Art Curators to develop, understand and enrich our Collection

MAGNT’s Art Collection encompasses paintings, prints, sculpture and craft by some of the most significant artists of Australia and our northern neighbours past and present.

The ongoing development of the collection focuses on acquiring quality works by leading artists who have a connection to the Northern Territory, or works that pertain specifically to the place and people of the region. MAGNT’s Aboriginal Art and Material Culture Collection reflects the richness and diversity of Aboriginal cultures across Northern and Central Australia.

Douglas Green, Darwin Harbour, 1942, watercolour on paper (detail). Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Charles Green, 2020. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Arthur Murch, Military Men, Darwin, 1942, oil stencil on canvas. Gift of Michelle Murch 2021. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

MAGNT Curator Rebekah Raymond with Ned Grant’s Yarwanya, 2020, Telstra NATSIAA 2021.

Indonesia, Lampung, Ceremonial cloth (tampan), with naga dragon ship, passengers and crew, 1723-1812,
handspun cotton with supplementary weft weave, natural dye.
Acquired 1979. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is a non-profit organisation

MAGNT brings you vibrant exhibits that tell meaningful local stories at all six sites across the Northern Territory. We work hard to ensure your visit is special by curating from our unique collections spanning art, Aboriginal heritage, natural science and Territory history.

Donations of any size are gratefully received. Donations to MAGNT are fully tax-deductible. Finalise your donation with MAGNT by midnight, June 30 to claim a tax deduction for this financial year.


Contact our Development Team on 08 8999 8207 or for more information to make a donation.

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