News and Announcements

Wendel White Named 2021 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

wendel white portrait.

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.

Remembering LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (1956-2021)

The museum regrets the passing of LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Standing Rock Sioux historian, who helped to coordinate resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. LaDonna worked with Butch Thunder Hawk, Castle McLaughlin, and their team to develop the exhibit Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West, which foregrounds contemporary Lakota perspectives.  As Tourism Coordinator at Standing Rock, La Donna guided the team to significant places on the reservation and narrated several of the gallery videos created by Professor Lucien Taylor. 

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

Kalahari kids lean on Peabody truck.

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). The museum will share the archives with the descendants of the Ju/’hoansi and G/wi, with whom the Marshalls worked.

The Marshalls documented how the Indigenous peoples of the Kalahari San (primarily the Ju/’hoansi) lived prior to extended contact with the “modern world.”