Mission, Vision & Values

Collecting and preserving Bahamian works of art for the benefit of the Bahamian public.

Our Mission

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is a world-class museum with a passion for knowledge and a drive to push cultural boundaries. The NAGB collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets historic and contemporary Bahamian art. We exist to educate, uplift and inspire.

Our Vision

As the leading art institution for The Bahamas, we will actively nurture and provoke a healthy cultural ecosystem, empowering multiple generations of Bahamians. By fostering robust partnerships locally, regionally and internationally and by building institutional capacity, the NAGB will become a changemaker in our communities. Through providing more opportunities for access, our public will gain a sense of pride and become active participants in writing their own stories.

Our Core Values


To operate with honesty, transparency and trustworthiness, as individuals and as an institution, while having the courage to do the right thing.


We value and appreciate each person’s humanity, treating our work and
environment in a way that honors all.


Driven by a love for what we do, we work zealously in our continued pursuit for excellence.


Selfless service – putting the needs of our nation ahead of our own.


A relentless commitment to getting the job done right!


Nurture and create meaningful connections with the wider community and each other.

Growth & Innovation

Actively challenge ourselves to push boundaries and evolve in an ever-changing environment.

Diversity & Acceptance

Creating a safe space for divergent representations, where views can be both valued and challenged.


Approach knowledge building and preservation with sensitivity and intention, fostering an appreciation for what we do and who we impact.


We own our decisions and their outcomes.

“Through the NAGB Art and Culture is becoming tangible to Bahamians. With the extension to Grand Bahama it will enrich even more lives, especially the Youth!”

— Alisa Streather-Robinson, Educator