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Vision, mission and values

National Museum of Australia vision

To be a trusted voice in the national conversation, and recognised as one of Australia’s premier cultural destinations exploring Australia’s past, illuminating the present and imagining the future.


The Museum’s mission is to bring the world’s cultures to Australia and present Australia’s history and culture to the world. In pursuit of this goal, the Museum has developed its ambitious Master Plan 2017–2030.


In every part of what we do we will demonstrate excellence, respect, integrity, courage and resilience.

This statement is in addition to the observation of the Australian Public Service values set out in the Australian Public Service Act 1999.


Strategic Plan