The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum within the Australian Army History Unit (AAHU) network. It is located on Defence property and managed and operated by a small 2-3 man team of Defence Personnel (part-time Army Reserve staff controlled by AAHU) in conjunction with the Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation, a company of limited liability formed specifically to support the museum through supplying volunteers to run the museum on behalf of the Army and to provide funding.
Apart from the infrastructure support provided by Defence, the museum is mainly self funded with limited Defence funding allocation through AAHU for administrative support.
General organisational structure of the museum
Foundation Board Museum Advisory Committee
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Curatorial Operations Administration
The Foundation is managed through a Foundation Board made up of Directors elected from the Foundation members. The Museum Advisory Committee is chaired by the Museum Manager and has representatives from the Foundation Board and includes other key staff. The Advisory Committee has the primary role of ensuring that the operations of the museum are planned and carried out in a safe and professional manner and to ensure effective consultation between the Museum Manager and the museum's stakeholders. It is responsible for ensuring the dissemination of information to all staff including the liaison and exchange of information between Museum departments.
Further details regarding Foundation membership and how to apply are provided on the Museum Foundation information page.
If you want to know more about becoming an Army Museum volunteer further details are provided on the Museum Volunteers page from where you can also download a Volunteer Enquiry form. As a volunteer you automatically become a member of the Foundation.