Vision and Mission

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Vision, Mission, Values & Objectives
VisionTo be a leading historical and museum organisation that inspires, educates and entertains. Mission• 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 ValuesWe 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  Objectives• 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.