The purpose of this manual of collections policy is to establish policies governing the development, management, and use of the National Churchill Museum's permanent collection.
II. Purpose and Scope
The Museum's Mission Statement reads:
The National Churchill Museum, on the campus of Westminster College, commemorates and celebrates the life, times, and distinguished career of Sir Winston Churchill and inspires current and future leaders by his example of resilience, determination, and resolution.
The Museum fulfills its mission by:
To accomplish this goal in the collections area, the Museum collects, documents and preserves objects, archival material, photographs, oral histories and art pertaining to the life and times of Sir Winston S. Churchill, the Church of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury, Sir Christopher Wren architecture, and records of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in the United States (National Churchill Museum) if it relates to the Museum's mission.
The Westminster College's Mission Statement reads:
It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect, and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance, and service.
“Leave the past to history especially as I propose to write that history myself.”