Congress has determined certain classes of assets to be nationally significant regardless of agency mission. All agencies must account for such assets. Agencies have heritage assets as a result of their compliance with a suite of environmental and cultural resource protection laws and regulations. For example, heritage assets such as archeological collections are not pertinent to the mission of the Department of Defense (defending the country), but they are extremely significant to government-wide heritage preservation policies and mandates promulgated in laws, regulations, and executive orders.  

Additionally, some Federal property acquires historical significance through association with significant events and  individuals.  Such property may become part of a museum collection in order to preserve agency history.

The following is a list of the other federal agencies responsible for museum collections.  Each federal agency presents a mission statement on its website, and a comprehensive list of federal agencies may be found here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, David J. Sencer CDC Museum Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, David J. Sencer CDC Museum
The CDC partners with the Smithsonian Institution to feature exhibitions on a variety of public health topics as well as the history and art of the CDC.

Central Intelligence Agency Museum Central Intelligence Agency Museum
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.
U.S. Diplomacy Center U.S. Diplomacy Center
A new, state-of-the-art U.S. Diplomacy Center Exhibition Hall will welcome visitors to the Department of State and show how diplomacy builds bridges of understanding today and throughout our nation's history.

Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms
These historic rooms showcase America’s America's remarkable cultural accomplishments in fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation
While the FBI does not have a museum that is open to the public, it maintains an extensive collection of objects that record the history of the bureau and its contributions to the safety and security of the American public.

General Services Administration
General Services Administration
The Fine Arts Program manages GSA’s Fine Arts Collection to ensure its safety, accessibility, preservation, and appropriate use in order to enhance and promote high-quality work environments for federal agencies and the public they serve.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Although it does not care for collections itself, IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives preserves and provides access to the records of the Federal Government, which have great historical value.
National Institutes of Health, DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research
National Institutes of Health, DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research
The Stetten Museum collects, preserves, and interprets biomedical research instruments and technologies related to the work of the NIH, and non-scientific objects relevant to the history of the NIH.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Johnson Space Center is tasked to curate NASA's current and future collections of extraterrestrial samples.
National Forest Service, National Museum of Forest Service History
National Forest Service, National Museum of Forest Service History
The NMFSH preserves the history of the U.S. Forest Service, holding more than 40,000 objects, photographs, documents, books, and reports.  The museum preserves this historical information and interprets the conservation story.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA maintains a collection of documents relating to NOAA and its predecessor agencies, as well as materials that influenced the course of American science.

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution
The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums and 9 research centers.

U.S. Air Force Museum

U.S. Air Force Museum
The U.S. Air Force Museum provides exhibits and aircraft restoration programs, as well as curatorial and historical research functioning in support of these programs.  It maintains an extensive collection of two-dimensional media.

U.S. Army Museums

U.S. Army Museums
The Army Museum System consists of certified Army Museums, the National Guard and Army Reserve collections, and the functions that support those museums and collections.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
In addition to its role as a symbol of the American people and their government, the U.S. Capitol houses a collection of American art, artifacts, and documents related to the history of the Capitol and Congress.

U.S. Coast Guard Museum

U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Tucked away on the grounds of the picturesque U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the Coast Guard Museum contains artifacts that span the two hundred year history of America's premier maritime service.

U.S. Marine Corps, National Museum of the Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps, National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps aims to show American history as seen through the eyes of individual Marines across two centuries.  The Museum collects and provides stewardship for objects related to the history of the Marine Corps.

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
The U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command consists of eleven museums dedicated the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody naval history and heritage and making naval history come alive.

U.S.Treasury Department

U.S.Treasury Department
The curator for the U.S. Treasury Department preserves the cultural resources of the Treasury Building and Treasury Annex for the enjoyment of the public, Treasury employees, and future generations.

The White House

The White House
Pride of the American nation, the White House collection of fine arts owes its existence to the scores of individuals and organizations that have nurtured and supported it.