A Spotlight on Cultural Preservation
Throughout the year, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) highlights different stories and artifacts of diplomacy through our rotating exhibit: Spotlight on Diplomacy. Currently, we are highlighting 20 years of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. Explore the Spotlight.
April 22: A Discussion on Inclusive Diplomacy
As head of human resources and talent management, the director general of the Foreign Service plays a leading role in the hiring, retention, and promotion of our nation’s diplomats. On Thursday, our nonprofit partner the Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF) will host a discussion with Dr. Michael Krenn and former directors general of the Foreign Service to share their experiences addressing issues of diversity and inclusion and discuss how to create a more inclusive and equitable diplomatic workforce. Register for this Diplomacy Center Foundation event here.
The Diplomatic Legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Marjorie Merriweather Post is often known as the wealthy heiress to the Postum Cereal Company, but she also played an important role in American Diplomacy. As the partner of American Diplomat Joseph E. Davies, Post was instrumental in facilitating diplomatic relations between American and Soviet officials. Learn more.
Happy World Heritage Day!
This year, we celebrated World Heritage Day by having a conversation with the Cultural Heritage Center at the U.S. Department of State. Martin Perschler and Erin Leckey of the Cultural Heritage Center discussed the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation and how it shares American values with the world through heritage preservation. Watch the discussion.
Honoring Justice Ginsburg's Contributions to Diplomacy
On March 24, NMAD was honored to host a discussion of the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her contributions to diplomacy. The program, moderated by Justice Ginsburg’s official biographer Mary Hartnett, includes her children, Jane and James Ginsburg, and her former law clerks Amanda Tyler and Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen. Special remarks by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Watch the full program.