Meridian offers international museum development training programs through its Center for Cultural Diplomacy (MCCD) that enhance the core strengths of cultural institutions by sharing professional knowledge and universal museum standards. MCCD actively encourages innovative international exchange and promotes creative models of coalition building through trusted partnerships. Our training programs share best practices with others on how to showcase their heritage in a thoughtful, intimate, and accessible fashion while fostering national pride and deepening bilateral relations. These courses provide sustainable results that help museums become global leaders in the cultural arena. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills through lectures, roundtable discussions, site visits, and a final project prepared with MCCD that emphasizes the highest of international museum standards.
Utilizing decades-long experience and skills garnered from MCCD’s program staff, along with an extensive professional network in Washington, D.C., MCCD covers topics such as exhibition development and design, collection interpretation, conservation & historical preservation, education & community outreach, and other museum practices.