Our vision is a community that knows and celebrates its diverse cultural heritage and works together to build a better future.
The Arizona State Museum promotes understanding of and respect for the peoples and cultures of Arizona and surrounding regions through research, stewardship of collections, and public outreach.
Core values tend to drive an institution's strategy and decisions and contribute in a definitive manner to its success. The very culture of the organization is determined by its values and philosophy. These values are the ideals and inspiration that guide the decisions and actions taken by the ASM as an institution and by its individual employees. As organizations grow and develop, their culture changes. It is recognized that these values are influenced by past, present, and future attitudes and principles.