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The Naomi Milgrom Foundation champions art, design and architecture that improves Australian lives—empowering creation, collaboration and education.

Established in 2014 by Naomi Milgrom AC, the not-for-profit organisation pivots on a central purpose: to enhance the presence and influence of creative culture in Australia. This is accomplished through the active support of artists, designers and creative institutions; the fostering of collaborations between bodies and disciplines; the promotion of art and design education; and an overarching commitment to increasing access to the arts across the country.

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s ongoing flagship projects include MPavilion and the Living Cities Forum. It proudly supports extraordinary projects with extraordinary creators that would otherwise not be realised, spanning:

– architecture and urban design fora;
– art, design and music commissions;
– art and design exhibitions;
– education, research and publication projects;
– dance and music performances;
– First Nations cultural projects; and
– theatre productions.

The Foundation collaborates with an array of leading Australian arts organisations and educational institutions, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian National Academy of Music, Australian Youth Orchestra, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Monash University, National Gallery of Australia, PHOTO Australia, Opera Australia, RMIT University, Sydney Dance Company, University of Melbourne and Zoos Victoria.

Driven by the conviction that art and design have the power to enrich individuals, communities, cities and economies, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has become the gold standard for facilitating partnerships between public and private sectors.

Naomi Milgrom AC is an Australian business leader, fashion entrepreneur, philanthropist and arts patron with an international reputation for initiating and supporting cultural innovation. In 2020, she was awarded the country’s highest honour—the Companion of the Order of Australia—for eminent service to the community through philanthropic leadership and support for the promotion of the arts.


Members of the Board


– Naomi Milgrom AC, founder;
– Dr Kathy Alexander, chair;
– Mary Vallentine AO; and
– Ted Yencken.

Special advisor to the Board:

– Dame Julia Peyton Jones DBE.

“I want to initiate truly inspirational cultural, design and architectural projects that just wouldn’t happen otherwise. I am also excited to be initiating these projects through new public/private partnerships and collaborations.”

—Naomi Milgrom AC

Visit the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to learn more about the Foundation’s projects.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.

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