The Office of International Relations
“The worth and importance of the Institution is not to be estimated by what it accumulates within the walls of its building, but by what it sends forth to the world.”
- Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1850)
We leverage the creativity, assets, and expertise of the entire Smithsonian to promote meaningful change in the world and advance our mission: the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
View our 2019 Annual Report to learn more.