The Diplomatic Reception Rooms are home to one of the most important collections of eighteenth-century Americana in the world, but they are not a museum. They are not cordoned off in a static and untouchable display, nor are they available only to statesmen and dignitaries.
It is the mission of the Office of Fine Arts to preserve the Rooms as a living national treasure – available for public tours, accessible to students in classrooms across America, and serving as a magnificent, substantive and welcoming venue for the thousands who visit in person each year.
Government funds can never be applied to maintenance, acquisitions, conservation, research activities, educational initiatives and other outreach. Your tax-deductible gift to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms’ annual fund allows the Office of Fine Arts to care for the DRRs, maintain them for posterity, and share them with the world.