There has never been a more exciting time to be involved with the National Vietnam Veterans Museum as a Friend. As we are embarking upon an ambitious rejuvenation program which will see a major transformation of many aspects of the Museum and the visitor experience over the next few years. Where the museum needs particular help is to preserve, protect and exhibit the magnificent collection. Friends is devoted especially to supporting the collection, for without it, we have no museum, no matter how well maintained the building is. In turn this helps the museum to fulfill its mission to remember, interpret and relate the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam era and the enduring impact of the war on society.
The Friends organisation was established only in November 2013, but already there are over 100 individuals and organisations and 4 Life Members registered as Friends, and the funds developed have already been responsible for the purchase of exhibition gallery racks and wires, a complete M18 Claymore mine replica for display, a wire mannequin for the forthcoming Viet Cong exhibit, and conservation materials for the Collection team. In addition, following a successful fund raising dinner in April 2014, hosted by Friends, sufficient funds were raised to complete the acquisition of a magnificent oil painting – the Tank Driver – from the estate of the late Vietnam war artist Ken McFayden.
Join Friends of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum
The Friends of the NVVM program unites people committed to supporting the mission of this unique museum -to remember, interpret and understand the experience of Vietnam War veterans and the enduring impact of the war on society.
As well as demonstrating your high regard for NVVM and its work, Friendship brings you:
Friends of NVVM help ensure that veterans of the Vietnam War are always valued, and the stories of Australia's involvement in that long conflict continue to be heard.
- free admission on all visits to the museum
- 2 free guest passes per year
- 10% discount on admission cost for immediate family
- 10% discount in Museum Shop & Nui Dat Cafe
- exclusive Friends' private viewings and events
- regular newsletters
- discounts for guest lectures, film nights, conferences and other events
- participation in AGM.
Post Application to:
Friends of the NVVM PO Box 318
San Remo VIC 3925
Phone: 03 5956 6400