AMARC encourages co-operation and best practice in the acquisition, conservation, cataloguing, management and study of manuscript collections and archives.
It provides a forum for discussion, and opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experience.
It promotes the dissemination of information and the results of research through publication and other means.
It represents to policy makers in government and higher education the views of custodians and users of manuscripts and archives in research collections.
It participates in international scholarly and professional activities.