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A Museum to Come

Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the National Museum of American Diplomacy tells the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy.

Through exhibitions and programs, NMAD inspires the American public to discover diplomacy and how it impacts their lives every day.

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Explore the vivid history of American diplomacy through our searchable collections database featuring a selection of items.

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Albright Portrait


Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Throughout her tenure as Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright used the power of jewelry to convey messages about foreign policy. In this online exhibit, you can explore the pins she wore and how she used them to communicate diplomatic messages.

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Education at NMAD

Equip students with the diplomatic skills and knowledge required to tackle complex challenges using our teacher resources.

Stories of Diplomacy

What does it mean to live a life of foreign service and what impact can a diplomat make? Explore the stories of ambassadors, influential civilians, key diplomatic players, treaty negotiators, and more.