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Meet the NCCPP team and network with peers in the cultural property protection field.

The 2022 NCCPP Reception will be held at the National Postal Museum.


2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

The museum’s main entrance is located on the corner of First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE. Other entrances have variable hours.


Tips and Guidelines

Keeping Us All Safe

The Smithsonian is implementing COVID-19 safety measures based on guidance from the CDC and local governments. The latest guidelines are available at: si.edu/visit/tips


When you visit any of the Smithsonian’s buildings you will discover that we have security measures to ensure your safety and the safety of the objects contained within. Visitors are required to walk through a metal detector.

Those who are unable to go through the metal detector will be hand-screened with an electronic wand by security personnel. Bag checks will be conducted by hand or via an X-ray machine.

We ask for your patience, cooperation, and assistance in keeping America’s treasures safe.

We encourage you to limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring into our facilities as they will be subject to a thorough search. Limiting the items you bring will increase your speed through security checkpoints, helping us all maintain a safe social distance. Visitors should not leave personal belongings unattended.

No accommodations are available for eating bag lunches within the museums.

Many items are prohibited at all Smithsonian museums. Do not bring sharp items into the museums such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss Army” style knives), screwdrivers, scissors, etc. Other items not permitted include firearms, pepper spray, and Mace.


The Smithsonian National Postal Museum strives to make its offerings and facilities accessible to all visitors. For more information, visit https://postalmuseum.si.edu/accessibility.

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