News and Announcements

Azadeh Akhlaghi Named 2019 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to Iranian photographer Azadeh Akhlaghi. The Fellowship carries a $50,000 stipend to begin or complete a proposed project followed by the publication of a book. Read More

HMSC Admissions goes plastic-free for Earth Day

HMSC Admissions go tagless

Starting on Earth Day–Monday, April 22, 2019–we are making our admissions plastic-free! In an effort to reduce single-use plastics from making their way into our oceans, landfills, and neighborhoods, we will no longer use plastic tags at the admissions desks.

Even more, bring in an old plastic HMSC tag through April 30, 2019 and receive same-day free admission. Please note: one free admission per HMSC tag received; regular admission rates apply to those without an HMSC tag. Thank you for supporting our efforts to make Earth a better and safer place!

Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family to Open September 29, 2018 at Harvard’s Peabody Museum

Nai and friends with Peabody truck

(Cambridge, MA) In June 1951, Raytheon founder Laurence Marshall and his family left Cambridge, Massachusetts to spend over a decade documenting hunter-gatherers in the Kalahari during a series of expeditions sponsored by Harvard’s Peabody Museum. The family’s photos of the Ju/’hoansi and /Gwi peoples—once known pejoratively as the “Bushmen” —heralded a transformation in the ways these Indigenous people had been represented through history.

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.