Financial Gifts

The museum is part of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and you may make an online donation to support collections care, exhibitions, teaching, research, and many other activities behind the scenes in the museum, please select the Peabody Museum Annual Fund as part of the online giving process. 

Or you can mail your donation to:
Jane Pickering
William & Muriel Seabury Howells Director
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-2019

All donations to the Peabody Museum are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. We are very grateful that you are considering the Peabody for your philanthropy.

Gifts of Objects, Photographs, or Archives

Please contact our Acquisitions Department for more information about donating items to the Peabody Museum collections.

Appraisals and Authentications

In accordance with museum best practices, and for legal and ethical reasons, Peabody Museum staff are not able to offer identification, authentication, or appraisal services. We recommend you contact the Appraisers Association of America or the American Society of Appraisers directly to find a qualified appraiser in your area. If you have an archaeological item from Massachusetts, you may wish to connect with the State Archaeology Program or the Massachusetts Archaeological Society for more information.