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Introduction, purpose and strategic priorities

Introduction

The Annual Performance statement for the 2019-20 financial year is in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Public Governance,

Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and section 16f of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.It accurately presents the NPGA’s performance in accordance with section 39(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Gallery’s purpose

Our role is to:

  • develop, preserve, maintain and promote a national collection of portraits and other works of art; and
  • develop and engage a national audience for the collection, exhibitions, education, research, publications, and public and online programs.

Goals and strategic priorities

While focusing on our core purpose of developing a national portrait collection, and making the most advantageous use of this collection by providing access and information, we have also developed further goals and strategic priorities. These priorities have been conceived with a sustainable and viable future for the Gallery in mind.

The Gallery has identified the following four overarching goals, each of which comprises attendant strategic priorities:

  1. Enliven the collection
  2. Engage with audience
  3. Increase support
  4. Invest in people and resources