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Tue 19 Nov 2019

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Georgina Russell

Director of Development, ACMI

Georgina Russell, Director of Development talks about the generous partners helping us realise our vision.

ACMI is halfway through building our most ambitious project yet and excitement is mounting as our renewal takes shape; but we couldn’t have made it this far without the commitment of our generous supporters.   

Our $40m renewal has been made possible through the support and vision of the Victorian Government with an investment of $36.6m. An additional $5m is being raised by ACMI through the generous support of corporate and philanthropic partners and individual donors.   

We are thrilled to be working with the following organisations who are backing our vision to make ACMI a world-leading moving image museum. 

Corporate Partners

Innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology Blackmagic Design will collaborate on extending our efforts in the preservation of film and magnetic media, born-digital content and art through a partnership celebrating the creativity that drives our industry.

Following a successful partnership for our Wonderland exhibition in 2018, Panasonic will become our Major Technology Partner through a collaboration which will deliver exceptional audience experiences thanks to cutting-edge Panasonic technology and expertise.

We’ve expanded our existing relationship with RMIT University, ACMI’s Major Research Partner, providing new and innovative pathways for students, academics and alumni to deliver collaborative research outcomes, including the new ACMI x RMIT Audience Lab and a $5k cash prize for next gen creatives.

Swinburne University of Technology has joined ACMI as our Major Academic Partner, offering rich and diverse opportunities for collaborative public programming, research and thought leadership. When ACMI reopens in 2020, the partnership will extend to naming rights to our new multi-purpose function space, providing a platform for collaboration and a home to festivals and events.

As part of their commitment to strengthening the global arts and culture landscape, Bloomberg Philanthropies will become a valued supporting partner, while a new partnership with IAS Fine Art Logistics will provide the specialist storage and freight required to protect the objects and artworks we collect and exhibit. iGuzzini and Lux FX will bring our renewed spaces to life through their advanced and innovative lighting, and Yamaha’s professional audio solutions will ensure top-quality sound in our new exhibition.

Philanthropic Partners

Several new major philanthropic partnerships with trusts and foundations include a generous Flagship Grant from Gandel Foundation to improve access to learning outcomes for students and teachers. As a Major Philanthropic Partner, this grant will enable the construction of the Gandel Digital Future Labs as part of our renewal and will expand ACMI’s reach to regional areas.

Thanks to Naomi Milgrom AO and the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, in 2020 we will launch a new series of international moving image art exhibitions, building on ACMI’s and Naomi Milgrom’s experience of supporting, commissioning and presenting leading global artists working with the moving image.

Support from the Sidney Myer Fund is enabling us to collaborate with a local First Nations artist on commissioning a dynamic sculptural light installation and moving image work for the entrance of our new exhibition.  

The 6a Foundation and Ricci Swart will support a section of our new permanent exhibition, aligning with our mutual interests in the arts, access, education and Indigenous life. This section will celebrate the groundbreaking films, programs and talent that reflect Australia’s unique stories, breathtaking landscapes and national identity.

Thanks to the commitment and support of our wonderful partners and individual donors, we are more than 70% of the way towards reaching our $5m fundraising target. You can help us rebuild and make our vision a reality. Donate today or contact our development team to find out more about partnership opportunities.  

Together we can realise this game-changing vision for our museum. Make your contribution today.