Museums Connect (formerly known as Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad) is designed to strengthen connections between people in the United States and abroad through museum-based exchanges.
Museums Connect links U.S. and international museums by providing resources for these institutions to focus on local community engagement and increase cross-cultural understanding -- resulting in partnerships that reach beyond traditional exhibit-based exchanges.
The program is a partnership between the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the American Alliance of Museums.
Program LengthApproximately 1 year
Eligibility and Application OverviewPublic applications are accepted.
Non-profit museums of any size and discipline are eligible to participate. To apply, museums must:
- Have been open to the public for at least two years;
- Have the institutional and financial capacity to complete the activities and create the outputs described in their proposal;
- Have at least one partner. U.S. museums must partner with a non-U.S. museum and vice versa.
Phase I - Profile and Partnering
Phase II - Statement of Intent to Propose and Embassy Endorsement
Phase III - Final Proposal
Selection and Next Steps
For more information, visit The American Alliance of Museums website.