The Diplomatic Reception Rooms Collection Experience

United States Department of State

The Diplomatic Reception Rooms Collection Experience

The Diplomatic Reception Rooms Collection Experience

Project Overview

The Diplomatic Reception Rooms are a magnificent collection of art and objects that showcase American heritage and support our nation’s diplomacy.

Bluecadet designed and developed a suite of interactive educational features to help the Diplomatic Reception Room team bring their incredible resources to teachers and students around the country.

Project Videos and Images

Teaching with Historic Documents

The Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Franklin’s incredible draft of it, are some of the nation’s most important documents. During their visits, foreign diplomats are given tours of these rare documents. Bluecadet designed a feature to replicate that experience online for everyone. 

Document exploration of the rough draft of declaration of independence

Uncovering Details with 3D Object Tours

Using 3D scanned geometry models, Bluecadet created interactive tours of collection objects, enabling students to explore the stories hidden in the details.

3D object tour

Making an Important Collection Accessible to Everyone

An advanced collections search gives visitors of all ages easy access to DRR’s entire collection. To be sure this was a scalable feature for the museum, Bluecadet integrated with eMuseums’ API, which exports DRR’s collection straight from TMS, their collection management tool. 

Timeline - caption, History of U.S. Foreign Affairs

Offering Historical Perspective

Designed to bring history to life for students, teachers, and the general public, timeline and exhibition templates make it easy for DRR’s educators to show visitors how their collection relates to important historical events, themes, and moments in early American history.

  • Declaration of Independence signing painting
  • Timeline view - world war 2

"no peace is to take place between us and England till you have concluded yours."