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Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.





An Interview with Film Festival Director Kyle Bergman

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Join us for the Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C., presented by the Revada Foundation. Architect Kyle Bergman founded the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in 2008 and serves as its director. He has always recognized the strong connection between architecture and film and...

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Jigsaw Junior

Collections Highlight: Jig Saw Junior

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar Tools and equipment are essential components of the work done by architects, engineers, and builders. The Museum’s Tool Collection includes a variety of tools from different fields and time periods. Highlights from the Collection include a complete set of woodworking...

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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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