Why it Matters

The Fund to Conserve United States Diplomatic Treasures Abroad reflects a growing sense of commitment toward stewardship of the U.S. State Department’s heritage buildings and collections. Worldwide, other nations entrust the U.S. government with treasured cultural assets that support our diplomatic presence in their homeland. It is our nation’s duty and privilege to care for these tangible symbols of our many vital international relationships.

With Department resources necessarily focused on more pressing global concerns, there is an immediate need for support. Dozens of properties at diplomatic posts worldwide have been identified for preservation or restoration.

By sponsoring these critical conservation efforts, The Fund to Conserve supports the State Department in its mission of fostering strong friendships by honoring the cultural achievements of the nations in which our diplomats serve.