The National Building Museum will close temporarily from December 2, 2019 to March 2020.

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National Building Museum to Temporarily Close for Great Hall Repairs

Friday, October 4, 2019

Construction is scheduled December 2 to March 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. On December 2, 2019 the National Building Museum will close to the public to begin necessary repairs in its historic Great Hall. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will oversee the extensive project to replace...

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Everyday Preservation Activities in Collections Storage

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

By Nancy Bateman and Laura Hicken, Registrars The main goal of the collections department at the National Building Museum is to help preserve our artifact collections so they can be researched, exhibited and available for generations to come. The majority of our preservation efforts involve...

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Stranger Collections at the Museum

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Museum’s collections contain approximately 76,000 photographic images, 103,000 architectural prints and drawings, over 100 linear feet of documents, and over 10,000 objects, including material samples, architectural fragments. We asked the collections staff to name some of our more unusual objects. Gargoyle Silver Tea Set...

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MUSEUM SHOP GUIDE

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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Notable Alleys in DC

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

On September 15 join Chinatown resident and historian Jack Lee on a walking tour of the alleys and parking lots where he and his friends played sports, watching the district grow and change through the 1960’s. Before touring Chinatown’s alleys and hoops, check out other...

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