The Australian Museum (AM) shares a vision for reconciliation that is a united Australia that values and respects First Nations cultures, histories and knowledges. The AM aims to achieve this vision through truth-telling and First Nations self-determination enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to represent themselves and their cultures at the AM.
As a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific, the AM’s role is to be a strong advocate and provide platforms for First Nations culture.
Through the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, permanent displays, programs that provide connections with living cultural practice, and ongoing consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the Australian Museum aims to address the gaps in the knowledge of the history and to deepen public understanding of First Nations culture in Australia.
As a scientific research and education institution, the AM brings together a broad range of perspectives from science and history to exchange ideas, discuss and debate issues.
In providing a broad education and understanding about Australia’s past, the AM takes a leap towards the reconciliation of this nation.
The AM views the Uluru Statement from the Heart as an extension of its core values of respect, inclusion, scientific rigour and excellence.
The Australian Museum supports conversations around the Voice to Parliament and the Uluru Statement from the Heart through public programs and encourages Australians to walk together for a better future.