Diplomacy is more than meets the eye.

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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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A collage of Eugenie Anderson, Eileen Malloy, and Patti Morton


Her Diplomacy: Women’s History Month Program

Celebrate Women’s History Month with NMAD on Wednesday, March 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT for an afternoon of programming featuring our current temporary exhibit, Her Diplomacy.

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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.