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New Collaboration on Maya Monuments and Sites

December 6, 2021


The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions at the Peabody Museum is delighted to announce a new collaboration between Dumbarton Oaks Publications and the museum that will continue to bring the wealth of data and documentation on Maya monuments and sites to the public through detailed folios. The upcoming fascicle on the ancient Maya site of Yaxchilan, Mexico will mark the start of this new co-publishing collaboration.

Reopening Plans

November 17, 2021


Beginning Friday, November 26, the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—including the Peabody Museum—will open their doors to all visitors! Tickets can be reserved online. Advance reservations are required. Due to the volume of reservations, HMSC cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for walk-ins and/or unreserved admissions. 

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Wendel White Named 2021 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

June 8, 2021


The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the fellowship to photographer Wendel White. The fellowship provides a $50,000 stipend to begin or complete a proposed project followed by the publication of a book.... Read more about Wendel White Named 2021 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

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Message from the Peabody Museum Director

January 28, 2021


Dear Members of the Peabody Community,

Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum is intricately linked to 19th-century legacies of settler colonialism and imperialism both in the United States and around the globe. In its development as a premier research and teaching institution, the Peabody directly benefited from collecting practices that we recognize today ignore the wishes and values of families... Read more about Message from the Peabody Museum Director

Photos and Videos by Hispanic Teens to be Featured

September 10, 2020


In September 2020, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture—a consortium that includes the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology—will launch Hear Me Out, a project to expand Hispanic engagement by collaborating with youth. The consortium will partner with two youth-serving agencies in Chelsea and Somerville, neighboring cities that have large Hispanic populations, and the Somerville Media Center.... Read more about Photos and Videos by Hispanic Teens to be Featured

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Peabody Museum to Digitize and Share Kalahari Archives with Descendant Communities in Africa

September 9, 2020

The Peabody Museum begins a two-year project to catalog, digitize, and share the photographs and records of one of the most significant contributions to American anthropology: the eight Marshall Family expeditions to the northwest Kalahari region of Southern Africa (1950–1961).... Read more about Peabody Museum to Digitize and Share Kalahari Archives with Descendant Communities in Africa

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Statement of Solidarity

June 10, 2020

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology mourns the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the loss of countless other Black lives at the hands of the police and the criminal justice system. We stand with those who protest against them. We raise our voice in solidarity with the Black community and with those whose lives are most vulnerable to the impacts of systemic racism, wealth inequality, food insecurity, and lack of health care. These are the people struggling on the front lines today and every day.  

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