Mission and Public Impact

Mission Statement:  

"The Interior Museum educates the public and Department employees about the current missions and programs of the Department, the history of the Department, and the art and architecture of its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The Museum acquires objects which promote understanding of the Department's activities and holds them in trust through documentation, preservation, and management of the collection."

Public Impact: 

Each year, the Interior Museum welcomes thousands of visitors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, Department of the Interior field offices, and numerous foreign countries.

In addition to developing exhibitions, online resources, publications, and public programs, Interior Museum staff care for collections, participate in professional associations, assist researchers, mentor interns, and respond to public inquiries.


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