The mission of the Noble Maritime Collection is to preserve and interpret the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished Staten Island marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83) and to continue his legacy of celebrating the people and traditions of the working waterfront of New York Harbor in its collections, exhibitions, and programs; to preserve and interpret the history of Sailors' Snug Harbor; to preserve and celebrate Robbins Reef Lighthouse; and to operate a museum and maritime study center inspired by these themes.
The vision of the Noble Maritime Collection is to present exhibitions and public programs centered on maritime art and history that are educational, entertaining, and inclusive, and to build an increasingly engaged and inspired community.
The Noble Maritime Collection is in the business of serving the public. We value hard work, commitment, knowledge, kindness, gratitude, and equity. We strive to enrich the community through education for people of all ages and abilities; the celebration, presentation, and creation of art of all kinds with excellence; and historic preservation. We are patient, kind, and professional with everyone we encounter, especially our visitors, students, fellow staff members, and colleagues. We are grateful to our volunteers and supporters, including our Board of Trustees and public and private funders. Our values help foster a museum environment that is impactful, inclusive, and inspirational for all we serve, and all who serve with us, as we seek to fulfill our mission.