SMN Foundation aims and objectives
The Nieuwenkamp Museum Foundation's aim is:
- to promote and support the arts and sciences, in particular, all that is of interest in the field of archaeology, art and cultural-history; to serve the Heemschut principles [a Dutch cultural heritage organisation, which aims to preserve sites of historical and/or architectural interest in Edam and its surrounding areas], and to help generate interest in and disseminate knowledge about South Asia and East Asia, and more specifically of the former Netherlands East Indies.
- promote the conservation of all types of collections of objects in the field of archaeology, art and cultural-history; assemble paintings, drawings and etchings, collected or created by its founder; expand these collections; study these in the public interest.
The foundation statutes specifically provide that the foundation's collections and possessions must be available to the public.