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First Lady Michelle Obama with the 2013 National Student Poets (from left: Michaela Coplen; Sojourner Ahebee, Nathan Cummings, Louis Lafair, and Aline Dolinh) in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Sept. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson).
First Lady Michelle Obama with the 2013 National Student Poets (from left: Michaela Coplen; Sojourner Ahebee, Nathan Cummings, Louis Lafair, and Aline Dolinh) in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Sept. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson).
First Lady Michelle Obama concentrates on painting with help from young people from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a community service project dedicated to military service families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
First Lady Michelle Obama concentrates on painting with help from young people from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a community service project dedicated to military service families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
President Obama presents author Philip Roth with a National Humanities medal. Roth was one of 20 arts and humanities medalists to be honored for their achievements and contributions to the nation. Photo by Tony Browm
President Obama presents author Philip Roth with a National Humanities medal. Roth was one of 20 arts and humanities medalists to be honored for their achievements and contributions to the nation. Photo by Tony Browm
A visual reminder of Butte’s mining and labor heritage, which played a key role in America's emergence as an industrial nation. This mineyard headframe is one of 8 that will be restored with a 2010 Save America’s Treasures grant.
A visual reminder of Butte’s mining and labor heritage, which played a key role in America's emergence as an industrial nation. This mineyard headframe is one of 8 that will be restored with a 2010 Save America’s Treasures grant.
Film Forward Filmmaker Vikram Motwane discusses his film  Udaan with audience members in Tunis. Udaan was one of four Film Forward films shown in Tunisia in December as part of this cultural engagement program.
Film Forward Filmmaker Vikram Motwane discusses his film Udaan with audience members in Tunis. Udaan was one of four Film Forward films shown in Tunisia in December as part of this cultural engagement program.
The PCAH, the Smithsonian and the NEA, NEH and IMLS launch an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon
The PCAH, the Smithsonian and the NEA, NEH and IMLS launch an effort to save Haiti's artworks, archives and artifacts. Photo by Ken Solomon

Save America’s Treasures Restores Key Artifacts of 9-11

Save America’s Treasures Restores Key Artifacts of 9-11
After almost 13 years since the events of September 11, 2001, the 9-11 Memorial Museum opens to the public. In that time thousands upon thousands of artifacts have been preserved as a testament to the people and events of that day. Save America’s Treasures made possible the conservation of one ... Read More »

PCAH and the Department of Commerce Co-Host Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange to Address Tourism Opportunities

PCAH and the Department of Commerce Co-Host Cultural Heritage Tourism Exchange to Address  Tourism  Opportunities
The Administration announced in 2012 an ambitious national tourism plan that would double the number of international visitors to the US by 2021. This potentially huge influx of travelers presents a broad range of opportunities highlighted and addressed at the 2014 Cultural Heritage Tourism ... Read More »

National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences Around the Country

National Student Poets Bring Poetry to Life for Audiences Around the Country
Since the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) launched the class of 2013 last September, these five teenage poets have  been actively participating in readings and workshops, ranging from the White House to military bases to teacher conferences to local libraries, and more. By design, ... Read More »

PCAH's Film Forward's Dancing in Jaffa and the Power of Cultural Diplomacy

PCAH's Film Forward's Dancing in Jaffa  and the Power of Cultural Diplomacy
Film Forward’s Dancing in Jaffa and its principal subject world-renowned dancer Pierre Dulaine were recently showcased by the Aspen Institute Art Program at an event in Washington, DC.  The Carnegie Institute of Peace provided a perfect setting for the film, which tells the story of what ... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama Presents 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award

First Lady Michelle Obama praised the power of the arts to change young people's lives as she presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards to thirteen programs at a ceremony in the White House’s East Room. With help from the heads of each of the program’s federal partners—the ... Read More »