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Australian Federation of Friends of Museums

The  Australian Federation of Friends of Museums (AFFM), is a national, not for profit organisation connecting museum, gallery and library supporters throughout Australia.

AFFM is here to provide support and communication channels between members groups, friends and volunteers within arts and cultural  organisations.

We are unique in that our focus is on supporting the groups that are the backbone of our favourite museums, galleries and libraries.

Benefits of Membership are listed on the Membership page.

In the current economic climate, AFFM recognises the difficulties faced by small volunteer based Friends groups and will not be charging a subscription fee for the 2020-2021 year for groups of up to 250 Members. Please follow the membership steps on the website to continue enjoying all benefits of membership.

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Celebrity postcard.
Photograph courtesy of Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum


See the latest issue of Friends Review e-newsletter:

  • Two significant anniversaries for the Australian National Botanic Gardens in 2020

  • Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now at the National Gallery of Australia

  • Circle of Friends celebrating the generous support of The Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery

  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

  • From the President Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM

  • Latest AFFM news