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Hosting State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda


Are you interested in bringing this exhibition to your institution? Please review the host requirements below and contact us by phone or email to check availability. Once you have submitted all the paperwork listed below, we will review and inform you of any concerns regarding a potential exhibition presentation. If you are approved as a host venue, we will proceed with contracting as soon as possible.


Traveling Exhibitions

Host Requirements

  • Two-month booking period
  • Rental fee of $5,000, plus outgoing shipping costs
  • Minimum of 2,500 square feet of exhibition space required for free-standing structures
  • Secure, locked exhibition space that is staffed during open hours
  • Gallery lighting (exhibition is not self-lit)
  • Electrical support for 8 A/V units
  • Installation crew of four
  • Certificates of insurance

Application and Forms

Fill out and return these forms before hosting the exhibition:

Fill out and return this form within 30 days after hosting the exhibition:

Please scan and e-mail all paperwork to or fax it to 202.488.2684.

Installation Logistics

Support provided:

  • Exhibition layout and design by Museum exhibition specialist
  • Installation supervision by Museum exhibition specialist (all travel costs included in rental fee)
  • Digital marketing templates and press kits

Press and Marketing Resources

The Museum has created the press and graphics kits linked below to help ensure our State of Deception traveling exhibition reaches the widest audience at your venue. Please note, in accordance with your contract, you must send all publicity materials—including e-publicity—to our Traveling Exhibitions department for review prior to printing or distribution.

Press Kit

Includes: Introduction, high-res images, press release template, online exhibition

Download Graphics Kit

Includes: Style guide, advertisements, invitation, postcard, signage

Educational Resources

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum supports its traveling exhibition program with a variety of interpretive resources:

  • Exhibition brochure for distribution to visitors
  • Exhibition catalogs available for purchase (to be sold in host venue shops and bookstores)
  • Docent training by Museum educators (when available; additional fees may apply) - preparation for guided tours, facilitated stations, and exhibition orientation
  • Teacher training by Museum educators (when available; additional fees may apply) - workshops providing secondary-school educators with resources and strategies to prepare students to visit the exhibition
  • Mind over Media Texting Tour (when host venue can support mobile devices) - Designed for students and the general public, this activity uses mobile technology to deliver an interactive tour focused on key exhibition themes, promoting engagement and critical thinking.

Poster Set and Lesson Plans

The Museum partnered with The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme to produce a set of 16 posters, in nine different languages, based on the exhibition. This poster series, and an accompanying lesson plan, emphasizes why the issue of propaganda matters and challenges citizens to actively question, analyze, and seek the truth. Download the posters and lesson plan here.