Qantas: International Joint Acquisition Programme for Contemporary Australian Art
A ground-breaking collaboration to increase the international profile of contemporary Australian art
Tate, The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Qantas are partners in an International Joint Acquisition Programme for contemporary Australian art. This Programme is made possible through a $2.75 million corporate gift from the Qantas Foundation.
The gift enables an ambitious five-year joint programme (2015–2020) through which a range of major works by contemporary Australian artists will be acquired for the collections of Tate and MCA, owned and displayed by both institutions.
This will significantly enhance both organisations’ holdings of Australian art, while transforming the opportunities for international audiences to connect with contemporary Australian art and artists. A selection of the first artworks acquired was first presented at the MCA in 2016, before heading to Tate.