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On Sunday, September 30, guests are welcome to join NAE members for brunch, followed by the public program—the induction of new members, awards ceremonies, and other presentations—after which they are invited to the reception on the West Lawn.
On the morning of Monday, October 1, guests are invited to attend the public forum on Privacy and Security in the 21st Century – Who Knows and Who Controls?, or to take a tour of the Kreeger Museum or the Titanic exhibit at the National Geographic Society.
A masterpiece of modernist architecture, the Kreeger Museum (kreegermuseum.org) was designed by Philip Johnson in 1963 and completed in 1967. It offers a Monet-filled Great Hall, Terrace Gallery lined with works by Picasso, elegant Sculpture Terrace, and expansive Contemporary Sculpture Garden surrounded by woods. This docent-led tour will last approximately 1½ hours.
At the National Geographic exhibit Titanic: The Untold Story (www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/exhibitions/titanicuntold- story), discover the surprising link between a top secret Cold War mission and the 1985 discovery of the Titanic by oceanographer and National Geographic explorer-at-large Robert Ballard. Developed in collaboration with the National Archives and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, this exhibition reveals the remarkable—and long-classified— story behind the historic discovery. The exhibit also transports visitors to the height of transatlantic steamship travel, displaying items from the luxurious ocean liner and sharing the stories—many for the first time—of some aboard the ship on its tragic maiden voyage. Among the images and artifacts are the coat worn by Titanic survivor Marion Wright Woolcott, as well as never-before-exhibited ship and expedition memorabilia, including the 8,000-pound crew module from the submersible used to survey the shipwreck. This program will be approximately 2 hours: a 60-minute video followed by a 45-minute guided tour.
For both tours: Advance registration is required. Comfortable shoes are recommended for moderate walking and standing. The tours will conclude with a luncheon at the National Press Club.
Also offered is a tour of the NAS Building led by Janice Goldblum, National Academies archivist, and Alana Quinn, curator, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences. The tour will feature and explain the exquisite artistic and architectural details of the Great Hall, the Constitution Avenue foyer and bronze and glass doors, the Members’ Center, Members’ Room, Lecture Room, Board Room, and art exhibitions. Weather permitting, we will also look at the building’s façade.
Please register for this tour in room 120. The program will last approximately 45 minutes and will begin in the West Court at 8:30 am. The forum starts at 9:30 in the Kavli Auditorium and lunch will be provided afterward in the tent on the West Lawn.