Translation: What we intend to achieve
The Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television (Inc.) – AMMPT’s mission is to promote a greater community awareness and appreciation of Australia’s contribution to the continuing evolution of the film and television industry which has and continues to influence our unique social culture through exposure to moving images.
Translation: Our terms of reference
AMMPT’s mandate is to preserve significant objects, document and publicly exhibit them to demonstrate the Australian contribution to the development of the moving image from its inception to its ongoing evolution. To advance its mission it will collaborate with existing Federal and State Archives and museums and support and promote industry related displays by local government and private archives, community museums and collectors, as well as maintaining and distributing its own collection and arranging its own promotional events
Translation: How we will achieve those objectives
AMMPT will locate, obtain and preserve, commensurate with its resources, the widest possible range of appropriate objects and information deemed necessary to develop displays for the purpose of informing, entertaining and educating the public. It will initiate interpretation programs by highlighting the technologies used, individuals, entities and related services. Also to publicly exhibit them at its own premises or in collaboration with kindred community or private museum entities. A national database network will allow items of interest to a region to be identified and temporary loans for display to be arranged. A supplementary network of member operated museums will have access to appropriate items from AMMPT’s collection. They will be encouraged to develop museum skills and procedures to a level acceptable to the public and kindred organisations. By enabling all communities across Australia to have a greater access to significant items and memorabilia from our rapidly changing industry, they will gain a deeper understanding of our motion picture and television heritage.