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ABOUT US

About Us

The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is an independent Australian museum dedicated to the heritage and legacy of Vietnam veterans.

  • Mission & Vision
  • Accreditation
  • History
  • General manager
  • The Board of Directors
  • The Master Plan

Mission

The NVVM seeks to remember, interpret and relate the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam era and the enduring impact of the war on society.

Vision

To be the premier museum for the Vietnam war era.

Accreditation

The NVVM has entered the Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) of Museums Australia (Victoria) and is seeking to obtain accreditation by February, 2018.

History

The museum was opened on its current site at Newhaven on the popular tourism destination of Phillip Island, Victoria in March 2007.  This followed a decade of development arising from a towed display touring Australia under the auspices of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.  It is the largest and most comprehensive museum of its kind in Australia, founded and built by Vietnam veterans, family members and other volunteers. Following the recent completion of a museum Master Plan, the museum now has a roadmap to take its development to 2025.

Structure

The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is an incorporated Not for Profit organisation and Deductible Gift Recipient operating as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The museum has three full-time and part-time staff and draws upon a volunteer force of almost 70 to help manage the day-to-day activities of the museum. The museum is managed by a CEO reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.