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Location: The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

1400 Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20560 

Getting There: Please visit Smithsonian visitor maps for directions to NMAAHC. The easiest way to get there is by public transportation, and the closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle and Smithsonian (Mall exit). You can view walking directions to the museum via Google Maps or Citymapper. For more information about traveling by Metro, please visit Metro Trip Planner. 

Conference Agenda
8:50 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Welcome
8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: Why the Museum Matters
10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. FBI Art Crime Team’s Update
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Cultural Property Protection Structure and Fundamentals
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Activists and Art: Protecting Our Cultural Heritage
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Video Analytics Panel
4:35 p.m.– 5:20 p.m. Year in Review
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception


Lunch at Sweet Home Café 

Sweet Home Café, housed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is the newest dining experience at a Smithsonian museum. Sweet Home Café showcases the rich culture and history of the African American people with traditional, authentic offerings, as well as present day food traditions. In 2017, it was named a James Beard Finalist for Best New Restaurant. 



The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. The museum was created in 2003 by an act of Congress, establishing it as part of the Smithsonian. In 2018, the museum earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for design and construction. 

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