Our vision

The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) is a non secular, not-for-profit organisation that operates the Abbotsford Convent precinct on behalf of the public.

Our vision is to be renowned for stimulating engagement and cultural exchange through the wonderful and unexpected curiosities of our people and our place. We exist to transform people’s lives through diverse cultural experiences and the striking landscape of our place.


To animate the physical spaces and natural environment by attracting creative and innovative people as users, collaborators and tenants.


To encourage lively dialogue about the activities and directions of the site in an atmosphere based on transparency, tolerance, respect and open-mindedness.


To conserve and enhance the heritage assets of the Convent in their historical context whilst ensuring maximum access and amenities to all visitors.


To ensure the continued financial strength and long term viability of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF).


To provide good governance, build the public reputation and profile of the Abbotsford Convent, ensure diversity of tenancies and undertake commercial activities in an ethical and fair manner and ensure public safety and enjoyment of the site.

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