Support NMAD Through the CFC

The Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF), the philanthropic partner for the museum, is participating in the CFC for the first time. Federal appropriations provide NMAD’s operating budget, while private donations allow for programs and the development, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions. Read more.
Announcing the Winners of ImpactHack2020!

On September 15, 2020, NMAD held an online awards ceremony, broadcast over its website and social media accounts, to recognize the winners of the ImpactHack2020, a contest that helped develop future museum exhibits. Read more.
Honoring America’s First Female Ambassador

Eugenie Anderson (1909-1997) was the first American woman to be an ambassador, serving in both Denmark and Bulgaria. NMAD highlights Anderson in the #HerDiplomacy online exhibit, and also featured her life and work in a special edition of the bi-weekly online program, Diplomacy Classroom. Read more.
NMAD Pivots to Online Programming

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March, NMAD quickly pivoted from in-person to online, interactive programming. Read more.
New Artifact Acquisition from Kingston, Jamaica

NMAD curatorial staff worked with U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica to collect a sign from a recent Black Lives Matter protest that took place outside the embassy building. Read more.
Farewell to Associate Curator Katie Speckart

On July 30, the National Museum of American Diplomacy bid a bittersweet farewell to Associate Curator Katie Speckart. After sixteen years of devoted service to the museum and the U.S. Department of State, Katie made the decision to depart in order to pursue her lifelong dream of attending law school. Read more.
Upcoming Events:

Diplomacy Classroom: Foreign Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home
September 22nd | 1 - 2 pm EST

NMAD and the American Foreign Service Association will share and celebrate the work of Foreign Service Officers during a crisis of unprecedented magnitude Register here.

Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Protocol
September 23rd | 5 - 6 pm EST

Join us for a conversation with former Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Marshall and Ms. Cam Henderson, Chief of Protocol on the importance of protocol to diplomacy, how she navigated major events like the UN General Assembly, and the history of the Office of the Chief of Protocol. Register here.

Diplomacy Classroom: Combating Wildlife Trafficking
October 6th | 1 - 2 pm EST

NMAD will be joined by the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs for October’s first Diplomacy Classroom.