Maritime Heritage Our vision is to be the nation's most dynamic cultural resource, enriching lives by promoting knowledge and enjoyment of Australia's relationship with its waterways and the sea. To focus primarily on people and to strive to make their contacts with the Museum memorable and enjoyable. To bring life memories and experiences of Australia's maritime past and to preserve our maritime history for future generations. To encourage a broad view of maritime history and to promote awareness of contemporary issues through innovative and entertaining programs and products. To research, acquire, conserve, interpret and present Australia's maritime heritage. To develop and maintain the National Maritime Collection, to foster traditional skills and preserve maritime practices. To provide leadership and encouragement to other museums and communities and to represent Australia's maritime heritage internationally.