Every Object Tells Many Stories

Museum collections are powerful teaching and learning tools.

The meaning of an object will change according to the questions that you ask of it. Viewed from different perspectives, multiple narratives are revealed.

The Peabody's Academic Partnerships Department offers active and activity-based learning unique to Harvard and unique within Harvard. 

  • Get hands-on engagement with world-class collections
  • Work with expert staff to identify collections relevant to course themes
  • Develop specialized workshops and activities for teaching or research
  • Conduct original, primary research using collections 
  • Learn about collections-based teaching and research from museum staff 

The Peabody Museum and its world-class collections directly contribute to University educational goals through innovative research and teaching on collections to gain intercultural understandings and foster collaborative learning through hands-on experiences with objects.

If you are interested in using the Peabody collections for teaching or research, please contact Academic Partnerships staff. Please allow at least 2 weeks advance notice, though the more time staff has, the better we are able to serve your course needs.


Academic Partnerships Staff

Diana Loren, Director of Academic Partnerships, dloren@fas.harvard.edu

Lainie Schultz, Academic Partnerships Coordinator, lschultz@fas.harvard.edu

Emily Pierce Rose, Curatorial Assistant for Academic Partnerships, eppierce@fas.harvard.edu


For non-Harvard affiliates interested in using the Peabody collections for teaching or research, please email Peabody Museum Research at pmresrch@fas.harvard.edu.

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View our online exhibit, created by the students of A1218: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology.

Watch a short video about researching the Peabody Museum Collections.