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Performance at a glance

Summary table of outcome and outputs achievements

Outcome: Australians have access to the National Museum's collections and public programs to encourage awareness and understanding of Australia's history and culture.

Total price of outputs: $69.669m

Actual price of outputs: $72.081m

Departmental appropriations: $67.565m

Actual Departmental appropriations: $67.565m

Revenue from other sources: $2.104m

Actual revenue from other sources: $4.516m

Overall achievement of the outcome

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

ACHIEVEMENTS
Relevance of acquisitions:
  • proportion of acquisitions acquired in accordance with Collection Development Framework
  • target - 100%
  • 100% of acquisitions acquired in accordance with Collection Development Framework
  • From November 2002 new Collection Development Policy and Framework 2002-2007 guided all acquisition activities
Accessibility of National Historical Collection:
  • proportion of the Collection which is available for exhibition, public programs and research
  • target 50%
  • 60% of the National Historical Collection is available for exhibition, public programs and research
  • 50% increase in visits to collections in storage
The extent to which awareness and understanding is increased of Australia's history and culture:
  • proportion of visitors and users who indicated the Museum's exhibitions have contributeda new or different awareness or perspective on Australia's history or culture
  • target 75%
  • Exit surveys conducted during 2002-2003 demonstrated that 95% of visitors recorded a satisfied or very satisfied visit
  • 83% of visitors surveyed confirmed they had learned something new about Australian history during their visit
  • Evaluation of the schools program demonstrated that over 95% of schools visiting the Museum were satisfied that the schools programs met their core curriculum requirements
Access to exhibitions and programs:
  • number of visitors or users of Museum's exhibitions and programs (excluding web)
  • target 850,000
  • 825,049 visits in 2002-2003

Output group 1.1 Collection development and management

Total price of outputs: $23.505m

Actual price of outputs: $20.402m

Departmental appropriations: $23.229m

Actual Departmental appropriation: $20.042m

Revenue from other sources: $0.276m

Actual revenue from other sources: $0.360m

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

ACHIEVEMENTS
Quality:
  • 100% of National Historical Collection is consistent with acquisitions policy
  • 75% of National Historical Collection stored at or above appropriate Museum standards
  • 100% of National Historical Collection consistent with acquisitions policy
  • Collections Development Policy and Framework reviewed and updated, accompanied by a five year strategy to guide staff in identifying acquisitions consistent with new policy and framework
  • Large scale rationalisation of storage and new storage acquired
  • By 30 June 2003, 90% of National Historical Collection stored at or above appropriate Museum standards
Quality:
  • 1000 conservation treatments
  • 1200 conservation treatments
Price:
  • $23.505m ($123.71 per Collection item)
  • Price: $20.402m ($107.38 per Collection item)

Output group 1.2 National exhibitions, programs and services

Total price of outputs: $46.164m

Actual price of outputs: $51.679m

Departmental appropriations: $44.336m

Actual Departmental appropriations: $47.523m

Revenue from other sources: $1.828m

Actual revenue from other sources: $4.156m

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

ACHIEVEMENTS
Quality:
  • 70% of all visitors satisfied or better
  • 80% of school visits satisfied that schools programs meet core curriculum
  • 60% of users access the website first time
  • 95% of visitors recorded a satisfied or very satisfied visit
  • Over 95% of schools visiting the Museum were satisfied that the schools programs met their core curriculum requirements
  • Achieved
Quantity:
  • 850,000 visitors or users of programs
  • 400,000 unique sites use the website
  • 825,049 visits in 2002-2003
  • 480,000 individual sessions or unique visits in 2002-2003 used the website, an increase of approximately 55% from previous year

Price:

  • $46.164m ($54.31 per visitor)
  • Price: $51.679m ($62.75 per visitor)