Past Exhibits

kids use MADI on their ipads
NMAD debuts MADI, state-of-the-art in-museum mobile technology
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Coinciding with the launch of the Berlin Wall exhibit, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) launched the Museum of American Diplomacy Eye, or MADI, an award winning in-gallery museum guide that uses image recognition on personal smartphones to scan artifacts as visitors explore galleries. The image recognition technology instantly unlocks exclusive interviews with diplomats,…

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Berlin Wall exhibit
The National Museum of American Diplomacy debuts a new exhibit, The Berlin Wall , and launches online interactive timeline
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In November, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) opened The Berlin Wall, an exhibit exploring its history and significance, and the role American diplomacy played in German reunification. This exhibit will be a part of the permanent museum, currently in progress. …

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U.S. Secretary of State gives remarks at the National Museum of American Diplomacy guest exhibit on Consular Affairs.
“From Pirates to Passports: A Timeless Commitment to Service” Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of American Diplomacy
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From May 2019 – July 2019, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) is hosting the Bureau of Consular Affairs exhibit, “From Pirates to Passports: A Timeless Commitment to Service.” On May 28th, Secretary Mike Pompeo spoke in the NMAD pavilion at the opening of an exhibit by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. He highlighted…

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Diplomacy Center Foundation Founding Ambassadors Concourse Dedication
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On May 8, 2019, the Diplomacy Center Foundation, the private sector fundraising partner for the National Museum of American Diplomacy museum, hosted a celebratory luncheon to dedicate the Founding Ambassadors Concourse. The luncheon was held at the 21,000 square foot glass entrance pavilion of the Diplomacy Center at the United States (U.S.) Department of State. This…

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Commemorating 70 years of the North Atlantic Treaty
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In 1949, the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations created the North Atlantic Treaty, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.  April 3, 2019 marked 70 years of a strategic military alliance among the signatories of the North Atlantic Treaty. Secretary Mike Pompeo, with the 30 Foreign Ministers of the signatory countries,…

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100 Years of American Diplomacy
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The Diplomacy Center and the American Foreign Service Association celebrated 100 years of the Foreign Service Journal with the exhibit “Defining Diplomacy for 100 years: The Foreign Service Journal” on view in the Diplomacy Center Pavilion until May 10, 2019. The exhibit offered a unique look into diplomatic history through the eyes of the practitioners…

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A Century of Service – US Diplomatic Courier Services turns 100
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The National Museum of American Diplomacy is honored to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Diplomatic Courier Service with a new exhibit, “100 Years of Diplomatic Couriers—None Swifter than These,” on display from Oct 31, 2018 through February 3, 2019. In 1918, General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing authorized U.S. Army Major Amos J. Peaslee to…

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Wunderbar Together: A Year-Long Celebration of German-American Friendship
Wunderbar Together: A Year-Long Celebration of German-American Friendship

In October, Germany kicked off Wunderbar Together, a major, year-long initiative to celebrate the Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”). An initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Wunderbar Together showcased the transatlantic partnership, highlighting areas of German-American cooperation in business,…

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Diplomacy Center exhibit cases of Nuclear Arms including flags, artifacts, and information
Spotlight On: Nuclear Risk Reduction
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In October 2018, the National Museum of American Diplomacy hosted a spotlight on the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center. These included several of our artifacts, including: Cruise missile wing tip mounted to plaque Gift from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Delegation (INF Delegation) This wing tip was once part of a ground launched cruise missile which was eliminated at Davis…

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Photo exhibit in the Diplomacy Center pavilion
Afghanistan’s Heritage: Restoring Spirit and Stone
Afghanistan’s Heritage: Restoring Spirit and Stone

The National Museum of American Diplomacy is pleased to host the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs’ photo exhibition Afghanistan’s Heritage: Restoring Spirit and Stone from October 9th through October 29th.  The 37 images are from the U.S. Embassy Kabul commissioned photobook of the same name, showcasing historic sites, monuments, and cultural institutions that have benefited from the Embassy’s…

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