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Over thirty years ago, William Robert Johnston gifted his house, Fairhall, and significant collection of Georgian, Regency and Louis XV antiques to the people of Victoria.  Since then, we have delighted visitors with guided tours, lectures and events that connect historical and contemporary artists and artworks with the community: sharing stories and inspiring new narratives.

Right now, your support is vital to sustain us as a place where people meet art and artists.

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation. and do not receive any recurrent funding from any level of government. Your support will assist us to:

  • Continue to undertake maintenance and revitalisation of historic Fairhall 
  • Support an innovative, educational, culturally rich and diverse program
  • Commission new works that showcase and celebrate the unique talents and contributions of Australia's dynamic creative individuals and communities
  • Increase access to the Collection and engage with the broader community through participation in community events
  • Ensure The Johnston Collection will be sustained for future generations

We understand that not everyone has the capacity to give in these uncertain times. But if you can, please support us to ensure our Collection can continue to be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne and beyond.

You can support The Johnston Collection and the work we do by making a donation to our OPENING DOORS  fundraising appeal, by leaving a bequest, becoming a corporate sponsor, a member of The Friends, or a volunteer.

At this time, more than ever, the support of our community is very important. 

Your generosity will enable The Johnston Collection to continue to share its collection and activities with visitors from around the world well into the future.

The Johnston Collection is a gift to the people of Victoria by William Johnston (1911-1986). It is administered as an independent not-for-profit museum by The W R Johnston Trust. The W R Johnston Trust is endorsed by the Commissioner of Taxation as a Deductible Gift Recipient organisation under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. All gifts made of $2 and more, other than those made via a testamentary gift, are fully tax deductible. ABN 87 194 940 961 | ACN 075 028 287