Diplomacy Is Our Mission at The National Museum of American Diplomacy
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN DIPLOMACY
SCOPE OF WORK
Smithsonian Exhibits (SIE) was responsible for developing, designing, producing, and installing the National Museum of American Diplomacy’s inaugural exhibition, Diplomacy Is Our Mission. Located at the historic entrance to the U.S. Department of State, the exhibition explores how American diplomats protect the American people and advance security, prosperity, democracy, and development to benefit our country. You can read more about the project on SIE’s blog.
The project involved all of SIE’s departments, including:
- Exhibit planning
- Exhibit design
- Graphic production
- 3D studio
Bold banners identify each themed module.
The Spotlight on Diplomacy section features a touch-screen interactive, produced by NMAD and Smithsonian Digital Studio, which allows visitors to explore how diplomacy benefits their state.
Each module includes artifacts and a short video highlighting the theme, produced by NMAD and Smithsonian Digital Studio.
SIE created two backlit reader rails for the Berlin Wall exhibit, exploring the history of the Berlin Wall and diplomacy. The reader rails attach seamlessly to the existing handrail below the stairs.