During the week of November 4 the United States Diplomacy Center will make a special announcement about the future of the museum and will open its first preview exhibit entitled Diplomacy Is Our Mission. The United States Diplomacy Center, housed in the Department of State, is the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to telling the story of the history, practice, and challenges of American diplomacy. The Diplomacy Is Our Mission exhibit, created in partnership with Smithsonian Exhibits, explores American diplomacy through four pillars: security, prosperity, democracy, and development. The announcement and exhibit formally recognize Phase II of the capital campaign for building the museum, which is funded through a public–private partnership with the Diplomacy Center Foundation.
A media briefing and tour of the exhibit and museum will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the United States Diplomacy Center, 330 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. A tour of the exhibit will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by a press briefing at 11 a.m.. There will be opportunities for pre-arranged 1-on-1 interviews and additional filming of the exhibit and museum. Pre-set time for cameras is 10:00 a.m. and final access time for journalists is 10:55 a.m. For additional media logistics and set-up information, please contact Reva Gupta: 202-472-8204; GuptaR3@state.gov
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.
Additionally, all media representative must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver’s license or passport).
For media requests and more information on the United States Diplomacy Center, please contact: Reva Gupta at GuptaR3@state.gov.