Vision and Mission

You are here

Vision, Mission, Values & Objectives

To be a leading historical and museum organisation that inspires, educates and entertains.
• To present history in a way that inspires exploration, discovery, exchange and understanding
• To research and preserve South Australia’s history for future generations.

Core Values
We are committed to:
• Excellence in historical research and interpretation
• Preserving and interpreting South Australia’s material culture
• Nurturing community historical endeavour
• Inclusiveness in program development
• Fostering ideas and encouraging diverse perceptions
• Valuing Reconciliation and cultural diversity
• Equity, probity and efficiency in management
• Best practice collections management
• Providing a safe and enriching environment for staff and visitors
• Excellence in customer service
• Respecting the contribution of volunteers
• Enhancing understanding of South Australian history through public programs, the media and research
• Encouraging the practice of South Australian history throughout the community
• Promoting the significance of South Australian history to Government and the community
• Encouraging engagement with and enjoyment of South Australian history
• Presenting a diversity of perspectives on the past through public programs and publications
• Ensuring that public programs reflect the diversity of community histories over time
• Fostering research in South Australian history through our own programs and by assisting others
• Managing and promoting our three museums and working towards others as appropriate
• Managing the State History Collection
• Presenting inclusive programs
• Ensuring the preservation of a representative sample of the State’s material heritage
• Managing a community history program for community practitioners
• Managing the Museums Accreditation and Grants Program and South Australian History Fund
• Encouraging sustainable community history programs through networks of regional historical groups, the South Australian Tourism Commission and Local Government
• Managing our resources effectively and efficiently
• Promoting collaborative partnerships within History SA and with other organisations, both State and National
• Maximising financial resources through the vigorous pursuit of both internal and external funding opportunities
• Ensuring a safe and enriching work environment for our staff
• Ensuring a strong culture of customer service throughout the organisation.