International Lounge Hours

Sunday, May 18
12 noon–6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 19
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 20
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21
8:30 a.m.–12 noon

International Attendees

The Alliance welcomes all international attendees to the 2014 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo in Seattle!


International attendees receive a special rate of $399. Register today.


Reserve your room today.


Determine if you need a visa to enter or visit the United States. Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program do not need a U.S. visa for business or tourism visits of fewer than 90 days. For those who do need visas, we recommend you begin your process by mid-February or no later than 90 days before the Annual Meeting.

For details, see information provided by the U.S. Department of State on Temporary Visitors to the U.S.

Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter from the Alliance for your visa application to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo, please e-mail us with the following information:

  • First name
  • Family name/Surname
  • Title or Position
  • Organization
  • Address

Letters will be sent as attachments via email. Please let us know if you also require a hard copy of the letter. We can only provide letters for the meeting dates (May 18–21) unless you are part of a special program. 

China Program

The 2014 Annual Meeting creates a unique opportunity for museum leaders and professionals from China and the U.S. to participate in a series of discussions aimed at sharing best practices and forging closer ties between our two countries. To learn more about our special sessions and offerings for delegates from China download our brochure in Mandarin.

The following sessions are specifically designed to foster a greater understanding of U.S./China collaboration and information sharing on issues related to exhibition exchange, development, management and traveling exhibitions. These sessions will be simultaneously translated in Mandarin only.

Global Perspectives Sessions

The following sessions will be simultaneously translated into Mandarin, Spanish and Arabic.

Lessons from the International Community

An international feature to this year's annual meeting, series showcases international case studies that provide cross-cultural perspectives on programs and policies that are redefining global practice and reaffirm the valuable role museums make in society.

International Lounge

The Lounge is a great place to connect with your colleagues from the U.S. and abroad, join a roundtable discussion or simply relax and recharge. The Lounge is open Sunday from 12 noon–6 p.m., Monday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.–12 noon.

View the final program for a full listing of all programing in the Lounge.

Additional Resources

General Information

Discover the daily program, learn about evening activities and more.

International Fellowships

The Alliance offers fellowships to art museum professionals from emerging market and developing economies