Our vision is a Pacific Northwest region where the important histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent are embraced as an essential part of our shared heritage and future.
NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - MISSION
Our mission is to spread knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the histories, arts and cultures of people of African descent for the enrichment of all. We accomplish our mission by working with others to:
present and preserve the connections between the Pacific Northwest and people of African descent; and to
investigate and celebrate Black experiences in America through exhibitions, programs and events.
Northwest African American Museum’s Core Values
We value mutual respect in all of our interactions.
We value creating a safe place for bold and meaningful exploration of diverse viewpoints with—and within—communities of African descent.
We value education and learning as powerful lifelong tools for engagement, growth and vitality, and we seek to infuse learning opportunities in all museum activities.
We value working in partnership with others to foster exchange with the community.
We value the highest professional museum practices and standards of excellence.
We value multigenerational and multicultural inclusion and are dedicated to providing an accessible, welcoming experience for all who enter our doors.