Museums Connect


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 Length

Approximately 1 year

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public 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.

Accepting applications now! When applying, U.S. and non-U.S. museums should submit museum profile forms.

Application Deadlines
January 4, 2016 
Museum profiles due.  
February 29, 2016 
Statements of Intent to Propose from museums that do not have a partner are due.  
March 10, 2016 
Statements of Intent to Propose from museums with established partnerships are due.  
April 15, 2016 
Final applications are due. 

For more information, visit The American Alliance of Museums website.

Application Contact Information
The American Alliance of Museums
1575 Eye St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
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