Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the Marketing & Communications Department.

Emma Filar
Director, Marketing & Communications
202.272.2448, ext. 3458

Photography is allowed and encouraged in the Great Hall and public spaces of the National Building Museum for non-commercial purposes. Exhibitions are subject to photography restrictions and require a ticket. Additional equipment, like lighting and tripods, must be approved by staff in advance. Please note that the Museum is often the site for special events and may be obstructed with event setup.

News Releases

NBM MissionsStatement V2

New Mission Statement

Friday, December 1, 2017

by Chase W. Rynd, Executive Director I have been the Museum’s executive director for over 14 years, and have seen us go through incredible growth and changes. We now welcome almost a half million people through our doors each year. We have developed exhibitions on...

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Vincent Scully Dies at 97

Friday, December 1, 2017

By Chase Rynd, Executive Director The Board of Trustees and staff of the National Building Museum are saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Scully at the age of 97. In an academic career spanning more than six decades, Vince influenced generations of architects,...

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Press Preview for Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

Thursday, November 9, 2017

WHAT Press Preview for Making Room: Housing for a Changing America WHO Chrysanthe Broikos, Curator, National Building Museum Sarah Watson, Deputy Director, Citizens Housing & Planning Council Lisa Blecker, Director of Marketing, Resource Furniture Pierluigi Colombo, Designer/Art Director, Clei Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation...

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Screening of First Documentary on the “Mother of Landscape Architecture”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand presented with panel discussion with filmmaker WHAT View the first documentary about the pioneering work of landscape architect Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand. Join six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Yale Fellow Karyl Evans as she talks...

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Is D.C. Ready for a 500-Year Storm Event?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WHAT A panel of experts discuss how Washington, D.C., is planning for the possibility of a 500-year storm, so named for a flood that has a 1-in-500 chance of happening in a single year and seen in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. How would D.C.’s infrastructure...

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