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Outcomes and outputs

The National Museum of Australia is funded by the Commonwealth Government to achieve an agreed outcome through a series of outputs. The Museum's performance is measured by Government against the outcome and outputs and associated performance indicators, as specified in the annual Portfolio Budget Statements.

The Museum's outcome is:

Australians have access to the National Museum's collections and public programs to encourage awareness and understanding of Australian history and culture. (Outcome, Portfolio Budget Statement 2004-2005)


Financial summary, measured against PBS
Total price of outputs: $43.832m Actual price of outputs: $41.144m
Departmental appropriations: $40.132m Actual appropriations: $40.132m
Revenue from other sources: $3.700m Actual revenue from other sources: $5.044m
Performance summary, measured against PBS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 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
Accessibility of National Historical Collection

Proportion of the collection which is available for exhibition, public programs and research

Target - 50%

50% of the National Historical Collection is available for exhibition, public programs
and research
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 and public programs have contributed a new or different awareness or perspective on Australia's history or culture

Target - 75%

77% of visitors surveyed confirmed they had learned something new about Australian history during their visit
Access to exhibitions and programs

number of visitors or users of Museum's exhibitions and programs (excluding web)

Target - 800,000

666,173 visitors or users in 2004-2005

Output group 1.1 - Collection development and management

Financial summary, measured against PBS
Total price of outputs: $9.153m Actual price of outputs: $6.432m
Departmental appropriations: $8.909m Actual appropriations: $6.274m
Revenue from other sources: $0.244m Actual revenue from other sources: $0.499m

Performance summary, measured against PBS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ACHIEVEMENTS
Quality
100% of National Historical Collection acquisitions are consistent with acquisitions policy 100% of National Historical Collection acquisitions are consistent with acquisitions policy
75% of National Historical Collection stored at or above appropriate museum standards 75% of National Historical Collection stored at or above appropriate museum standards
Quantity
1000 conservation treatments 1600 treatments completed
Price
$9.153m ($45.76 per collection item) $6.432m ($32.16 per collection item)

Output group 1.2 - National exhibitions, programs and services

Financial summary, measured against PBS
Total price of outputs: $34.679m Actual price of outputs: $34.712m
Departmental appropriations: $31.223m Actual appropriations: $33.858m
Revenue from other sources: $3.456m Actual revenue from other sources: $4.545m
Performance summary, measured against PBS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS ACHIEVEMENTS
Quality
70% of all visitors satisfied or better 91% of visitors recorded they were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit
80% of school visits satisfied that schools programs meet core curriculum requirements 89% of schools visiting the Museum were satisfied that the schools programs met core curriculum requirements
Quantity
800,000 visitors or users of programs 666,173 visitors and users in 2004-2005
400,000 unique visits to the website 383,000 unique visits
Price
$34.679m ($45.35 per visitor/user) $34.712m ($52.11 per visitor/user)