The SBMK consists of a collaboration among Dutch museums and related institutions which have collections of modern and contemporary art, represented by curators, researchers and conservators. The SBMK plays an active role, both nationally and internationally, with respect to the maintenance, preservation, documentation, presentation and conservation of modern and contemporary art. The foundation aims to:
— promote theory development, discussion and research in order to broaden the expertise of (Dutch) professionals;
— initiate and organize research projects, theme-related events and symposiums;
— become closely involved in maintaining an international network of knowledge and information for the exchange of expertise on the preservation of modern art in the broadest possible sense.