The Manitoba Museum (TMM) is a non-profit organization incorporated by an act of the Manitoba Legislature.
- To shape Manitoba's future by expanding knowledge, sharing stories, and encouraging discovery
- To preserve the heritage of Manitoba for present and future generations;
- To seek, acquire, and share knowledge of Manitoba’s history, culture and natural world with Manitobans and others; and
- To inspire personal discovery, appreciation, and understanding of Manitoba, the world, and our universe.
Three core competencies underlie The Manitoba Museum’s mission. Together they form a tightly integrated and interdependent trilogy of actions supported by a commitment to innovation and strong financial management:
- To preserve and develop the collection for the ongoing critical evolution of what we do at TMM, providing assurance that what we have and learn will be passed down to future generations;
- To expand our knowledge of Manitoba's human and natural history, science, and the quality and relevance of our collection and programs to encourage discovery and lifelong learning; and
- To interpret and communicate what we learn and collect with the expertise of dedicated, skilled and passionate staff; to apply meaning and context while engaging our community and world.
- Respect for individual and community diversity
- Responsible stewardship, public trust
- Integrity of research and communications
- Openness to new ideas and knowledge exchange
- Inclusiveness, to engage the public in meaningful dialogue
- Prudent management and use of institutional assets
- Commitment to social and environmental responsibility