The School of Art Gallery & Museum collects, documents, preserves and interprets objects of educational and cultural value that are useful in teaching and research and enrich student experience by studying historical and contemporary works of art at first hand. It continues to strengthen and develop its holdings which are not only unique in Wales but of international importance and aim to be representative of the highest achievements of contemporary Welsh, British and International Graphic Art and Studio Ceramics. It maintains, develops and promotes the Art Collection as an important public resource, by exhibition, loan, reference, publication and through the dissemination of its research and scholarship; within the University it is actively used in training students who go on to become artists, art historians and museum curators. It offers primary research material for staff, student and public reference and a regular programme of public exhibitions from the Collection.
All policy decisions and implementation of the available budget and resources are primarily and firstly committed for these purposes. The Mission Statement of the School of Art Gallery & Museum also accords with the Mission Statement of Aberystwyth University, within which it operates. All the activities relating to the School of Art Gallery & Museum befit a University department committed to excellence in research, scholarship and teaching.