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Online Resources

Online Resources at the Peabody Museum

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Featured Online Exhibition

Wampanoag tribal members reflect on collections spanning the seventeenth to twentieth centuries and stewarded by the Peabody Museum. Listen in as they share memories, thoughts, and reflections about collection items made by their ancestors and relatives and learn how Wampanoag life and culture continues to flourish today.

Listening to Wampanoag Voices

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Online Exhibitions

Online exhibitions draw inspiration from cultures all over the world.

Gala Porras-Kim: Precipitation for an Arid Landscape

Exhibition on view from February 14 – July 2, 2022, in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery on Radcliffe’s campus at 8 Garden Street, Byerly Hall

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute and Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology compiled a guide to the Precipitation for an Arid Landscape exhibition and the collection from the Sacred Cenote of Chichén Itzá that is currently cared for by Harvard’s Peabody Museum. This resource invites gallery and museum visitors to learn more about the artist's work, the history of the Sacred Cenote, and allows both institutions to address the history of this challenging collection.

Featured Video: "The Problem with Skin Color"

Harvard professor Evelynn Hammonds discusses the problem with skin color, part of the exhibition All the World is Here: Harvard's Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.

Watch the short video "The Problem with Skin Color"

To Make Their Own Way in the World:

The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes

To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes features essays by prominent scholars from the disciplines of history, anthropology, art history, and American studies exploring such topics as the identities and experiences of the seven people depicted in the daguerreotypes, the close relationship between photography and race in the nineteenth century, and visual narratives of slavery and its lasting effects.

HMSC Connects!

Digital resources of the four Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC)—including the Peabody Museum—are brought together in new and exciting ways. HMSC Connects! includes a podcast, coloring pages, Extraordinary Things, exhibit spotlights, fun for families, and more. 

See HMSC Connects!

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Collections Online

Collections Online provides access to approximately 700,000 database records and over 600,000 associated digital media records. You can do a quick search, a more advanced search, or browse preselected groups of commonly requested objects.

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