“A Transformed Society inspired by the values and ideals of Chief Albert Luthuli”


In delivering its mandate as reflected above, the Museum aims to: ‘Preserve; Educate; Promote; Grow and Sustain the Legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli’ To bring about its Mission into practice, the Luthuli Museum commits itself to the following offerings:

  • Museum conservation; research and collection for the beneficiation of present and future generations;

  • Production; documentation and enabled access to the knowledge about the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli and the concept of a Museum and its value; and

  • Create an awareness and appreciation about the legacy of Chief Albert Luthuli.


In recognition of the ethos and philosophy of Chief Albert Luthuli, the Museum commits to deliver its value proposition; core products and services informed by the following values:

  • Selflessness
  • Transparency
  • Integrity
  • Inclusivity
  • Respect
  • Responsiveness
  • Batho Pele
  • Accountability
  • Excellence in Leadership


Institutional Goals

  • To develop a policy towards furthering the interest of the Albert Luthuli Legacy

  • To produce recommendations to further the interests of museums in South Africa, the Continent and the world.

  • To produce, document and make accessible knowledge about the Legacy of Albert Luthuli and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa and beyond.

  • To empower and engage people and communities in the developing, collecting and distributing the offering.