Our Values and Principles

  • To research, preserve, interpret, curate, exhibit and promote museum collections entrusted to and inherited by the University of Pretoria;
  • To maintain and conserve collections and hold them in public trust on behalf of the University of Pretoria and for the benefit of community and wider society;
  • To hold primary evidence in its museum collections and archives for research purposes and to engage in transdisciplinarity and be generators of new knowledge;
  • To provide opportunities for the appreciation, enjoyment, education and engagement with museum collections and build cultural understanding for a more sustainable future;
  • To hold resources that provide engagement, both in person and in the digital space within and beyond the museum network both nationally and globally;
  • To offer a specialised service to the University of Pretoria community, the public and work in collaboration with diverse communities and researchers;
  • To operate in a moral, ethical and professional manner, compliant with the applicable legal and regulatory framework and in accordance with best international museum practices.

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