American Alliance of Museums Plans Move to Arlington, Virginia

The Alliance offices to relocate in fall of 2015 in order to increase resources

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Alliance of Museums plans to relocate its headquarters to a new Arlington, Virginia, office space in the fall of 2015, saving the group millions of dollars in rent and related expenses.

The Alliance will occupy a 15,300 square-foot office space at 2451 Crystal Drive, which is about four miles from its current Washington, D.C. location. The Alliance estimates about $1.5 million in rent and related cost savings through 2020 on account of the move. The funds saved will be directly invested into the Alliance’s member services and mission-related programs.

The Alliance joins a number of nonprofits and associations who have recently moved to the Crystal City neighborhood, in order to conserve resources and provide increased convenience for visiting members. The new office is easily accessible by public transportation and less than one mile from Reagan Washington National Airport.

The new office space is LEED-certified, allowing the Alliance to operate as a greener organization. The move will also provide an opportunity for the Alliance to redesign its workspace to encourage collaboration and support the future of the organization.


The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. With more than 23,000 individual, nearly 4,000 institutional and 300 corporate members, the Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. For more information, visit


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Kristin Guiter
Strategic Communications