The Supreme Court Library provides a central repository for the preservation of Queensland legal heritage material. Donations such as manuscripts, photographs, artworks and memorabilia ensure that our legal history can be preserved and made accessible for future generations of Queenslanders. Anyone wishing to donate to the Library should contact us.
Please note that all items will be considered in terms of both preservation requirements and relevance to the collection. In return, the Library will ensure the long-term preservation of your donation by:
- Creating a record of the items in the Library catalogue;
- Providing conservation treatment where possible;
- Packaging and storing the materials according to archival standards;
- Restricted handling of the original items.
Donated materials that are part of the Library’s legal heritage collection may be:
- Publicly shown in exhibitions and displays in the Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre and the Library public access areas;
- Researched by museum curators and university researchers to contribute to our understanding of Queensland’s legal heritage;
- Viewed in the Library by prior arrangement with the Librarian.
Some donations of culturally significant items are eligible as a tax deduction for the market value of the gift under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The Program provides tax incentives to encourage gifts of culturally significant items from private collections to public art galleries, libraries, museums and archives.
Thank you for considering the Library’s collection. If you would like more information about donating items to the Library, please contact us.