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The Edmiston Trust is the parting gift of Philip Augustus Edmiston who died in 1946 leaving part of his estate to form a charitable trust to be used to establish a gallery and to provide for the visual arts in Auckland, New Zealand.

The gift and aspirations of this farsighted benefactor have left a rich and rewarding legacy for the people of Auckland.

A Proud Cultural Heritage.

Over the last 50 years the Edmiston Trust has been proud to partner with the Auckland Art Gallery and more recently with the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum to assist with the building of gallery spaces and to acquire significant works of art. The Trust has also become a major supporter of public art in the city with the creation of the Domain Sculpture walk and the sculpture for the South Entrance of the Museum.

Public Art enriches a city.

The Trust's goal is to promote the city as vital and vibrant, proud of its treasures and its support for the arts. It welcomes partnerships and support to continue and strengthen its activities for the benefit of Auckland.

The Edmiston Trust welcomes future opportunities to acquire significant works for the Auckland Art Gallery, the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum and to enhance Auckland.

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