Diplomacy in the Contemporary World (2001-Present)

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    Women’s Soccer Jersey

    This U.S. Women’s National Team away jersey was personalized for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and given to her on June 6, 2011. That day, Secretary Clinton made remarks at an event at the State Department launching the Women’s World Cup Initiative and marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX in the…

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    Marine Security Guard Uniform

    U.S. Marine Security Guards have worked for more than six decades to protect and safeguard people, property, and sensitive information at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. More than 1,000 officers and enlisted U.S. Marines have been trained for this duty and are assigned to the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group.…

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    Brandenburg Gate Medallion

    White porcelain medallion with bas-relief of Brandenburg Gate and “BERLIN”. Gift to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from German Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle, at NATO meetings, April 13-15, 2011.

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    Election Observer Credentials

    These credentials were used by Foreign Service Officer Melvin Arakaki while observing the Georgian Parliamentary elections in 2003. After receiving an invitation from Georgia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) deployed an election observation mission to monitor the 2003 Georgian elections.…

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    Shell-Shaped Desk Clock

    This small desk clock made of brass – with coral pink enameling and pearl accents – was given to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in December 2010. It was a gift from the Foreign Minister of Japan during tri-lateral meetings held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

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    Tribal Hat and Sash

    Through a partnership between the Tokbet Community Development Association and U.S. Mission Nigeria’s Small Grants Program, a remote Nigerian community received a health clinic to provide vital services to residents. The Tokbet Community Clinic provides maternity care, prenatal checkups, HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and treatment. At the opening ceremony for the clinic, Tokbet…

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    Ancient Tongan Royal Tombs Painting

    The ancient royal tombs in Lapaha are central to Tonga's cultural heritage. The most ancient of these tombs were built around 1200 AD. They are considered the most important historical and archaeological monument in the South Pacific. This painted depiction of the tombs was a gift to a Foreign Service Officer who…

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    Arochukwu Textile

    U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Robin Renee Sanders, who served in the role from 2007-2010, received this textile as part of a chieftaincy ceremony in which she was named “Adamazi.”

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    Damaged Great Seal Emblem

    This large metal Great Seal emblem, measuring approximately 4 ft. in diameter, was located at the entrance to the U.S. Consulate Herat, Afghanistan, and was damaged during the September 13, 2013, attack on the consulate by a truck bomb. Eight Afghan guards lost their lives defending the Consulate during this attack.

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    USAID Personal Hygiene Kit Items

    Items from personal hygiene kit, c. 2014. A “personal hygiene kit” is a box of basic hygiene supplies, utilized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to help prevent outbreaks of communicable illness in disaster areas across the globe.