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The Peabody Museum published its first home page in May of 1995. Since then we have created and published home pages for all of the Harvard Museums. The initial home page content and images for each museum were taken from a publication entitled Treasures of Art and Science at Harvard University. This effort provided the first internet presence for all Harvard museums. By 2006, each of the Harvard museums had developed their own web sites.

The current website was created in 2009.

Project Manager: Pamela Gerardi
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Referencing the Peabody Museum Website

We are happy to have other sites link to the Peabody Museum's site. We ask that you inform us of the link as a courtesy and keep us up-to-date on this reference; we will, in turn, keep you updated.

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All material on the Peabody Museum's website is copyrighted by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, unless otherwise noted. The web pages themselves have the same copyright. This material should not be used without permission of the Peabody Museum. Use without permission will be considered an infringement of our copyright.

Requests to use or publish materials from the Peabody Museum website, contact sutter@fas.harvard.edu.

The Photographic Archives of the Museum makes photographs available for research and publishing purposes. Please contact pmimages@fas.harvard.edu for more information.

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"Feejee mermaid," late 19th-century hoax, paper mache upper body and porgie tail, Java. Gift of the heirs of David Kimball, 1897. Photo by Hillel Burger. PM 97-39-70/72853.