Dumbarton Oaks 

Dumbarton Oaks' mission is to support the pursuit of the humanities as a whole, with particular focus on the disciplines of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies, and to serve the public through the museum, garden, and concert series.

For more information, visit their website.


Mission: To provide high quality and engaging educational programs that empower students to be mindful, curious, and active learners and to inspire in them an appreciation for the humanities.

Description of Education Initiatives: Through engagement with objects in the galleries and museum storage, hands-on activities, and conversations with professionals, students learn how the humanities provide useful strategies for questioning and understanding the past and one's connection to it. 

Partnrship with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative partner since 2015.

"As a cultural institution in the early stages of building its educational programming, Dumbarton Oaks relied heaving on the DC Collaborative to connect us with DC schools we wouldn't have been able to serve otherwise."

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider 

Dumbarton Oaks is an AHFES provider! Teachers may view their AHFES Catalogue here

Story Bank Blog

Dumbarton Oaks is featured in the Collaborative's Story Bank Blog!

  • "AHFES Feature: SEED PCS Attends Dumbarton Oaks"May 1, 2018

Fun Fact! In 1944, at the height of the Second World War, a series of important diplomatic meetings took place at Dumbarton Oaks, in the Music Room. Their outcome was the United Nations charter adopted in San Francisco in 1945.

Contact the education department: Yota Batsaki at batsakiy@doaks.org.

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Mailing Address: 975 F Street, NW
Office Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.