Mission & Goals

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 Mission of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is an international scholarly center where superior bonsai and related arts are displayed and studied for the education and delight of visitors.

Goals of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

  • Assemble and nurture a superior bonsai collection with special emphasis on specimens from Japan, China and North America.
  • Provide education about bonsai and support the scholarly study of this art.
  • Acquire and maintain a collection of viewing stones.
  • Acquire and maintain a collection of stands, scrolls and containers which enhance the exhibit of bonsai.
  • Develop and maintain a library and archive of literature and other materials related for bonsai and related arts.
  • Maintain the museum setting to complement the display of bonsai.