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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:

  • acquiring collection items in accordance with the Collection Development Framework
  • storing the National Historical Collection in accordance with appropriate museum standards
  • conservation treatment to maintain appropriate condition of items
  • documentation of the National Historical Collection
  • providing access to the Museum's collections, exhibitions, programs and website
  • ensuring visitors are satisfied with the exhibitions, programs and services
  • meeting core curriculum requirements for visiting schools
  • contributing through Museum programs and exhibitions to a new or different awareness or perspective on Australia's history or cultures.

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 following tables indicate.

Performance summary, measured against PBS

Collection development and management
Proportion of acquisitions acquired in accordance with Collection Development Framework
TARGET: 100%
ACTUAL: 100% of acquisitions acquired in accordance with Collection Development Framework
Storage of National Historical Collection in accordance with appropriate museum standards
TARGET: 75% OR ABOVE
ACTUAL: 75%
Conservation treatment to maintain appropriate museum standards
TARGET: 1000 conservation treatments
ACTUAL: 2138 treatments completed
Documentation of National Historical Collection
TARGET: 7500 National Historical Collection items accessible via the Museum's website
ACTUAL: 10,742 National Historical Collection items made available on the website
National exhibitions, programs and services

Access to the Museum's collections, exhibitions, programs and web
TARGET: 2,300,000 visitors, users of programs and unique web visits*
* The target for 2008–09 as recorded in the Portfolio Budget Statement was erroneously noted as 1,150,000.

ACTUAL: 3,474,500
(2,533,138 of these are web visits)
Proportion of visitors satisfied with the exhibitions, programs and services
TARGET: 85%
ACTUAL: 95%
Proportion of schools visits that meet core curriculum requirements
TARGET: 80%
ACTUAL: 99%
Proportion of visitors and users who indicate the Museum's exhibitions and public programs contributed to a new or different awareness or perspective on Australia's history or cultures
TARGET: 75%
ACTUAL: 75%

Financial summary, measured against PBS

Total price of outputs:
$45.471mm
Actual price of outputs:
$47.775m
Departmental appropriations:
$40.275m
Actual appropriations:
$40.275m
Revenue from other sources:
$5.196m
Actual revenue from other sources:
$7.504m