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American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation

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AFNGA is an independent charitable organisation and gifts may be made to AFNGA to achieve tax deductibility in the USA. Periodically, the Friends organisation has made donations to NGA events, activities and acquisitions. It has also loaned works of art to the NGA and provided other backing.

The Friends enjoys the wonderful and enduring generosity of Kenneth Tyler AO and Marabeth Cohen-Tyler as well as Elaine Wolfensohn and Sir James Wolfensohn KBE, AO, through the Wolfensohn Family Foundation. At its discretion, the American Friends also donates works of art to the NGA.

AFNGA hosts a range of cultural and artistic events throughout the year to foster greater cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Australia.

AFNGA was established in the early 1980s by L Gordon Darling AC, CMG, when he approached a small number of prominent Americans in New York who had links and friendships with Australians. He sought their help to support the enrichment of Australia's national art collection and his endeavours resulted in this generous organisation.

For more information or to make a bequest, a tax-deductible donation or a gift of works of art through AFNGA, please contact:

  • Jill Viola (Administrator)
    American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia, Inc.
    c/o American Australian Association
    50 Broadway, Suite 2003, New York, 10004-3813
    United States
    phone: +1 212 338 6863
    Fax: +1 212 338 6864
  • Maryanne Voyazis
    Executive Director
    National Gallery of Australia Foundation
    GPO Box 1150, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
    phone +61 2 6240 6691

Officers of AFNGA, New York:

  • Chairman:   Philip L. Colbran
  • President:   Geoffrey Pack
  • Secretary:   Helen I. Jessup
  • Treasurer:   Edward O. Cabot