Robben Island Museum operates as a site and living museum. It aims to develop the Island as a national and international heritage and conservation institution. In managing its resources and activities, RIM will strive to maintain the unique and universal symbolism of the Island, nurture creativity and innovation as well as to contribute to the socio-economic development and transformation of the South African society and enrich humanity.
In implementing its vision, RIM focuses on the following core purposes:
- Maintaining the unique political and universal symbolism and value of RIM.
- Promoting RIM as a platform for critical debate and life-long learning.
- Conserving and managing the natural and cultural resources and heritage of RIM.
- Managing RIM in a manner that promotes economic sustainability and development.