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.
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.
To ensure a streamlined admission process and overall visitor experience, we strongly encourage you to Know...
Jointly, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University are in active discussion about the homecoming of Chief Standing Bear’s pipe tomahawk to the Ponca people.... Read more about Chief Standing Bear’s Pipe Tomahawk
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
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
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
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.