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Outcome achievements

Achievement of the Museum's outcome is assessed by PBS performance indicators and targets that focus on the continuing development of the collections through appropriate acquisitions, people's ability to access and learn about the collections, the quality of the experience and learning for visitors, and the number of people who visit the Museum. These measures are also seen in relation to the efficacy with which the Museum manages resources and budgets. This year the Museum continued to meet all targets specified for the delivery of its PBS outcome, as the tables below indicate.

Performance summary, measured against PBS

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%
81% 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 600,000
945,210 visitors or users in
2006–07

Financial summary, measured against PBS

Financial summary, measured against PBS

Total price of outputs: $44.431m Actual price of outputs: $47.081m
Departmental appropriations: $40.026m Actual appropriations: $40.026m
Revenue from other sources: $4.405m Actual revenue from other sources: $10.705m
A group of visitor services hosts silhouetted in the Garden of Australian Dreams. One host stands slightly apart from the others, pointing out a feature of the space.
Visitor services hosts play an important role in interpreting different aspects of the Museum.