The Manitoba Museum is a non-profit organization incorporated by an act of the Manitoba Legislature. The Museum is a charitable not for profit organization that relies upon admission revenues and charitable gifts to operate.
- 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.
Four core competencies underlie the Manitoba Museum’s mission. Together they form a tightly integrated and interdependent cultural offering, supported by a commitment to innovation and strong financial management:
- Research – to expand our collective knowledge of Manitoba’s history and science, thereby strengthening the ongoing relevance and quality of our public outreach;
- Collections – to preserve, develop, and provide access to Manitoba collections, with the assurance that what we have gathered will be passed down to future generations;
- Exhibitions – to develop, host and tour exhibitions, showcasing a wide spectrum of cultural and scientific assets; and
- Public Engagement – to inspire discovery and engage our visitors in lifelong learning.
- Curiosity – We promote innovation by seeking out new ideas and welcoming knowledge exchange.
- Integrity – We act with honesty and integrity. We strive to know and uphold the highest ethical standards.
- Responsibility – We are responsible stewards of the public trust and institutional assets as stated in the Museum’s mandate. We are committed to being socially and environmentally responsible.
- Inclusivity – We embrace diversity in our community.