Contacts & Forms

Requests for Information or Consultation under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The Peabody Museum receives and reviews requests according to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). As detailed in the statute (25 U.S.C. 3001) and regulations (43 CFR 10), the museum conducts consultations and arranges repatriation of culturally affiliated human remains, associated funerary objects, and cultural items; and it conducts disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. Please note: there are separate procedures for these two processes under NAGPRA. To ensure that your request is processed effectively, please review the following options carefully.

Requests for Consultation and Repatriation according to NAGPRA 43 CFR 10.8–10:

Please submit all requests relating to information on the collections in writing and allow at least a month’s notice for pending visits (contact information below). Visits should not be made without prior arrangement.

Requests for Consultation and Disposition of Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains according to NAGPRA 43 CFR 10.11:

Please register for access to the museum’s 43 CFR 10.11 Consultation Portal, which provides current information concerning culturally unidentifiable human remains in the possession or control of the Peabody Museum and additional information about the consultation process. Once you have registered, you will receive access to additional information regarding requests under 43 CFR 10.11.

Repatriation Contacts

Patricia Capone, Curator and Director of Research and Repatriation
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, Mass. 02138