The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) is situated at the corner of Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinert Street in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. Before independence in 1990, the coordination of visual art and crafts at a national level was carried out by the Arts Association of Namibia (AAN). From the time of independence in 1990, efforts were underway to create a National Art Gallery of Namibia.
To be the leading institution for celebrating, collecting, preserving, exhibiting and researching visual art and craft, as a component of our national identity, cultural heritage and human connectedness.
To provide dedicated space and human capacity for the exhibition, appreciation, acquisition, conservation, preservation and research of visual art and craft.
To encourage the formation of a Namibian, African and global consciousness of the value of visual art and craft for the continued development of humankind.