The acting US Ambassador Lew Lukens recently visited the American Museum in Claverton as part of a two-day visit to the Bristol and Bath area.
The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom is the official representative of the President and the Government of the United States of America.
Mr Lukens serves as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom.
He enjoyed a tour of the museum’s permanent collection and current exhibition, 1920’s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs given by Chief Curator Kate Hebert and Museum Director Dr Richard Wendorf.
Dr Wendorf said: “We were delighted to receive Mr Lukens as part of his whistle-stop visit to the South West.
“As the UK’s only museum of Americana outside of the United States, it’s always a great privilege for us to share our common heritage and build on the special relationship our two countries have and explain the Museum’s mission, surrounded as we are by the beautiful Bath skyline.”
During his visit to the American Museum, Mr Lukens said: “I was delighted to visit the American Museum during my first official trip to Bath. The exhibits are an excellent example of America’s diverse cultural heritage.
“Backed by the passion and enthusiasm demonstrated by the dedicated staff and volunteers, I’m sure the museum will continue to inspire its visitors to better understand American history and culture.”