Antes do Wikileaks – Museu da CIA pretende demonstrar as contribuições dos trabalhos de inteligência na condução e formação dos Estados Unidos como nação. Gadgets, aparelhos, insígnias e tecnologias “agente 86 = Maxwell Smart” estão presentes no acervo. Em época de vazamento de wikileaks, nada como rever como era difícil a vida sem espiongaem eletrônica…
Agente 86 e o sapatofone. Sátira ou realidade?
The CIA Museum supports the Agency’s operational, recruitment, and training missions and helps visitors better understand CIA and the contributions it makes to national security. The museum’s staff works with presidential libraries and other major museums and institutions for display in public exhibitions. These collaborations help promote a wider understanding of the craft of intelligence and its role in the American experience.
The CIA Museum’s collection includes material associated with the CIA’s predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services; foreign intelligence organizations; and the CIA itself. The collection includes clothing, equipment, weapons, insignia, and other memorabilia that serve as tangible testimony to the Agency’s history. Many of the objects the museum holds were designed, manufactured, and used specifically for intelligence operations.
All artifacts have been declassified by the appropriate officials for public viewing. Please note that because the Museum is located on the CIA compound, it is not open to the public for tours.
Visit our CIA Museum virtual tour.
History of CIA Museum
In 1972, William E. Colby, then the executive director of the Central Intelligence Agency, suggested the creation of an agency museum. He directed the agency’s components and its Fine Arts Commission to identify items of historical significance to create “a very selective accumulation of truly unique items.” When another building was added to the headquarters campus in the 1980s, a space was included for these items, and the office of the curator was established.
Since Colby’s first call, agency offices and officers have responded enthusiastically and offered a large number of artifacts, many from personal collections built up over long careers and from distant places. From its modest beginning, the CIA Museum is now the preeminent national archive for the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibition of intelligence artifacts, culture, and history.
Confira agora a galeria e exibições. Visite a exposição virtual também.
- Afghan Gallery
- Office of Strategic Service
- Cold War
- Directorate of Intelligence
- Directorate of Science & Technology