News and Announcements

Ian Graham, British Mayanist and Peabody Colleague dies at 93

Ian Graham in the field

Ian James Alastair Graham (1923–2017), long-time Peabody scholar and resident of Cambridge, died peacefully on August 1st, 2017, in Suffolk England at the age of 93. Ian lived a marvelous, adventurous, and productive life and has been recognized as a maverick genius, the “last explorer,” and a fierce advocate as well as a guiding force in the protection and preservation of sites and monuments across the Maya region. In 1968, he initiated the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions project, which became a permanent program under the auspices of the Peabody Museum.

Peabody Museum to Mark 150th Year: Free Admission Day, New Exhibition, Lecture Series, and More

The anniversary begins with free museum admission and birthday cake and continues with a year-long public lecture series on race, a major new exhibition in April about the museum’s significant role in the invention of American anthropology, and even more events through fall 2017.

See all September-October events below and further details.

Peabody Museum Settles Lawsuit

Peabody Museum Settles Suit Against Indian Arts Dealer Steve Elmore

 Cambridge, September 1, 2016.  A federal judge ruled last week that native art dealer Steve Elmore violated his contract with the Peabody Museum at Harvard University when he published more than 100 pictures of Peabody objects that he had been allowed to photograph for his research. The Court entered judgment ordering Mr. Elmore to pay the Museum $10,000. 

Peabody Summer Internships

Information about  Summer 2016 Internships at the Peabody Museum is now available. Opportunities include conservation, collections management, publications, and curatorial research.  Applications are due February 15, 2016.  Please see the internships page for more informationion and an application on the Peabody Internship Program.

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