Donate Jazz Materials

The entire AJM collection (the world’s largest collection of Australian jazz) has been donated by generous benefactors.  Donating your rare jazz items to the Australian Jazz Museum ensures that your legacy will be held in trust, to be shared with future generations of jazz lovers.

The AJM is focused on collecting recordings, photographs, posters, instruments, personal papers, scrapbooks and other memorabilia associated with Australian jazz musicians.

New donations are most welcome, with acceptance of items being conditional on meeting the following Collections Policy criteria:



Relevance: Items must be relevant to the Museum’s objectives.
Significance: Priority will be given to unique Australian jazz items not held by any other museum, archive or library (for example rare audio recordings, musician’s personal papers, scrapbooks and instruments).
Documentation: Priority will be given to items with associated documentation and support material.
[Note: Due to space limitations the AJM is unable to accept material not from a primary source (e.g. non-commercial cassette tapes or CDs burnt off LPs) or recordings of radio jazz programs.]

If you wish to donate material to the museum, please click here to download the Collection Offer Form, complete and return it to the museum. We will then contact you concerning these materials.