Research Projects

Archival, Collections, & Expedition Research

The Peabody Museum is actively engaged in the research and teaching activities of the scholarly communities represented in its extensive collections. The Museum provides access to its archives and collections for faculty, students, and visiting researchers; develops teaching displays for Harvard classes; hosts interns for museum training; lectures on collections and museum activities; supports archaeological and ethnographic expeditions and projects; and responds to research queries.

In addition to Harvard faculty and student use of the collections, hundreds of scholars and students from around the world schedule research visits in the Museum's collections every year. They come with research interests as diverse as the Museum's collections: from Lewis and Clark and Navajo textiles to human diet and stone tool technology. The Museum also supports archival, collections, and expedition research.

For more on the Peabody Museum's research projects, please follow the menu links.



A textile researcher examines mummy wrappings from Peru.