As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director is responsible for overall leadership and management of the museum including planning, research, collecting, education, exhibitions, fundraising, business activities, and facilities renovation.

Current Projects:

  • Public Space Renewal Program and Museum Master Plan
  • 2019-2026 Strategic Plan


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Elizabeth MacMillan Director

Felicia Bell

Senior Advisor

Priya Menzies

Special Assistant