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Department of Affiliations

The Department of Affiliations manages the Museum’s participation in the Smithsonian's Affiliations Program. Through this program, the Smithsonian develops long-term relationships with museums large and small across the country, and expands access to the Museum’s collections, research, interpretation, and programs.

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Program Assistant