The F.I.M.N.T. strives to preserve and protect places, buildings and items of historic importance or interest. We work to educate and inform residents and visitors and actively encourage Islanders to enjoy their national heritage.
The Trust makes every effort to develop the understanding we have of our history and to increase the amount and quality of information available –
The M&NT endeavors to operate and manage its collection based on the principles laid out by the Museums Association’s Code of Ethics for Museums (although there are limitations as described in the Acquisition & Disposal Policy 2009).
In 2009 the Museum’s first official Acquisition & Disposal Policy was approved by the Board. This states that the M&NT will collect objects and material which has a strong association with the Falklands. Particular value is given to items made locally.
The M&NT will not use Trust funds to purchase items for the Museum collection. However, the Trust reserves the right to approach individuals or organisations for sponsorship, or to ask for public subscription, which would then allow the purchase of a particularly desirable item.
The M&NT aims to promote awareness and enjoyment of the Islands’ cultural and natural heritage through exhibitions and events; to encourage an appreciation of local history; and to work with schools and other agencies in outreach and similar programmes.
The principal role of the Museum is to collect and care for objects related to the Islands’ history and to make the collections available to the public, however the Trust has some involvement with other areas of Falkland heritage – such as wrecks and hulks and Camp cemeteries – but other areas (such as historic sites) are currently unregulated.