Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the magic and beauty of language. We seek to lead our visitors to their personal discoveries of language and languages. We intend to become the “go to” place to celebrate language and languages in our Nation’s Capital.

To Educate and Inform

We undertake a range of initiatives offering “hands-on”, visual and audio exhibits, programs and presentations to educate, inform and entertain — the general public, school-age children and those with a deep or only a passing interest — on aspects of language, languages and language cultures.

A National Forum

The National Museum of Language brings together people from diverse language circles – academic, governmental, social, business, scientific, literary, technological – and provides a public forum through which they can focus  attention on language as a human phenomenon and languages within broad cultural settings.