Gifts and bequests

For information about gifts and bequests to the Adam Art Gallery, please contact Rosalene Fogel, Development Manager Planned Giving, Victoria University of Wellington Foundation or Free phone 0800 VIC LEGACY (0800 842 534) or 022 563 6030.


The Art History Programme and Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington jointly administer the Ronal Woolf Memorial Endowment—a generous gift of the Woolf family, presented to Victoria University of Wellington in 2015 in recognition of the contribution to photography by the late Ronald Woolf.

This Endowment provides funds to support young photographers, students interested in the history and practice of photography and emerging curators of photography.

Funds are allocated on an annual or biennial basis towards exhibitions, symposia and publications that further the Endowment’s educational and creative aims. The Endowment is managed by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation. Allocation of funds is decided by an advisory committee consisting of the Programme Director Art History; Director of the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi; a member of the Woolf family, and a professional museum curator.

In 2021, the committee is Associate Professor Susan Ballard; Associate Professor Christina Barton, Adam Art Gallery Director; Deborah Hart; and Athol McCredie, Curator of Photography at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.

For further information about the aims and activities of the Endowment contact Susan Ballard ( or Christina Barton (

To find out more about gifts and bequests to Victoria University of Wellington, contact Rosalene Fogel (

Information about projects funded by the Endowment will be posted on the Art History and Adam Art Gallery websites.