The Field Museum
The Field Museum's subject matter directly relates to the great issues of the present and future: environmental and cultural diversity and their interrelationships. The Field Museum understands itself as an educational center of free inquiry and a marketplace for multiple points of view on these matters. It serves as a forum where relevant controversy can be aired to inspire greater knowledge, understanding, and respect for our varied natural environments and cultural heritages. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds, and knowledge.