The mission of the Regional Digital Imaging Center is:

• To support the preservation and access of the Athenaeum’s historic collections.

• To enhance Athenaeum online projects, including the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project and the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network.

• To produce graphic design and content for Athenaeum publications and exhibitions.

• To support the local museum, library and archival community by providing digital services in a museum setting.

• To provide the local independent arts community with safe, reasonably-priced digitization and printing services in a museum setting.

• To educate students and the public at large through its on-site work-study, and internship programs as well as participation in national and international conferences.