Major gifts, donations and bequests have included the Miya Studio Archive gifted by Pamela Crawford (née Seeman) (1988); the Nat Yuen Collection of Chinese Antiquities (1995, 2005, 2006); the Malcolm Enright Collection (1999); and the Graeme Bennett Collection (2000).

The UQ Art Museum is also the custodian of the Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art (1976), initially developed by Dr Norman Behan and gifted to the Stuartholme School.

Blue and white 'Grape Dish', Ming Dynasty, Yongle period 1403-1424
blue and white glazed dish
Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Dr Nat Yuen through the Cultural Gifts Program, 2005