About the Author: Michele Peregrin serves as a Program Officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State.
For decades, the Department of State has recognized the importance of cultural institutions and the arts to connect individuals, build community, and showcase world cultures. At the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, we believe that arts and culture have the ability to go beyond language barriers to open new channels of communication and bridge differences.
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to travel to our country’s largest yearly conference for museum professionals. Organized by the American Association of Museums (AAM), this year’s theme was “Creative Community.” The conference focused on ways for museums to not only reach out to their local community, but to explore…more »