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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 Collections

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

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Stuck Behind the Iron Curtain: Race, Citizenship, and Red Scares

Join us on February 15th to commemorate Black History Month through the story of Robert Robinson, a Black American who unwillingly spent 44 years in Soviet Russia. Bill Davis, a Black Foreign Service Officer, assisted in his repatriation.

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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.