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Our mission

The Fitzwilliam Museum aims to:

We will achieve our aims by

Our Values

The Museum and our projects will always be inclusive, thoughtful, distinctive, welcoming, rigorous, challenging, unexpected, uplifting and entertaining.

All our decision-making will be guided by these values

Our Strategic Priorities

  1. Developing our methods for ensuring access to culture for all
  2. Ensuring a multiplicity of voices and approaches in our research
  3. Embracing a global history of art and material culture
  4. Creating immersive and interactive exhibitions and displays
  5. Providing a distinctive, sector-leading digital museum experience
  6. Fully supporting the collective ambitions of the University of CambridgeMuseums (UCM)
  7. Building, maintaining and improving the care of the collection
  8. Developing an extraordinary building that unites and realises these aims

To ensure our success, we will need:

  1. A work and management culture for the Fitzwilliam that fulfils our mission
  2. An organisational structure that sustains our priorities
  3. A happy, diverse, inclusive and open-minded working community
  4. Appropriate and sustainable resourcing and revenue

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