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Harvard Art Museums
Museums

Harvard Art Museums Will Remain Closed At Least Until Next Year

The Harvard Art Museums will remain closed through at least December 31, 2020, Museums Director Martha Tedeschi wrote in an email to “friends and colleagues” of the museums Wednesday.

UC Meeting
College

Undergraduate Council Unanimously Passes Statement Condemning Harvard’s Possession of Images of Slaves

In their first meeting of the fall semester, Harvard’s Undergraduate Council unanimously voted to pass a statement condemning Harvard’s ownership of images taken of slaves that is at the center of an ongoing lawsuit.

Harvard Art Museums
Museums

Square Businesses, Harvard Museums and Libraries Keep Doors Closed as Mass. Enters Phase Three of Reopening

As Massachusetts moved into the third phase of its reopening plan Monday, Harvard museums and libraries — as well as local fitness centers and movie theaters — are keeping their doors shut.

Museum Closings
FAS

Harvard Semitic Museum Changes Name To Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

The Harvard Semitic Museum has changed its name to the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, the museum announced earlier this month.

Museum Closings
Health

Museum Closings

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe, many museums at Harvard University have decided to close to the public until it is deemed safe to reopen.

Museum Closings
Health

Harvard’s Museums to Close in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Museums affiliated with Harvard announced they will temporarily close in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered much of the University’s campus.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Research

Archaeologist Discusses Discoveries of the Early Pacific

Archaeologist Matthew Spriggs spoke about the often-overlooked contributions of indigenous people and women in archaeology in the Pacific during a talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History Tuesday evening.

Semitic Museum
FAS

Semitic Museum Discovers New Painting in 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Coffin

A team of researchers led by Professor Peter D. Manuelian, director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, newly discovered an image of an ancient Egyptian deity inside a 3,000-year-old coffin.

Slavery in the Hands of Harvard
Museums

Harvard Students Form Coalition Supporting Slave Photo Lawsuit's Demands

Students across the University have created a new coalition demanding that Harvard stop displaying, publishing, and selling the rights to the images of two enslaved people.

Peabody Museum
Race

Peabody Director Proposes Increasing Public Access to Slave Photos at Center of Lawsuit

The Faculty Executive Committee of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will develop initiatives to increase public access to a set of historic photographs of enslaved people at the center of a lawsuit against Harvard, according to an email museum director Jane Pickering sent to the Committee.

Harvard Art Museums
Museums

City Council Calls on Harvard to Strip Sackler Name From Art Museum

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution Monday calling on Harvard to remove Arthur M. Sackler’s name from its museum. Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern proposed the resolution, which was passed unanimously by the council.

Peabody Museum
Museums

Harvard Affiliates Petition University to Return Images of Slaves to Their Descendant

Nearly 200 Harvard affiliates and supporters signed onto an online petition calling for Harvard University to stop continuing to display, publish, and sell the rights to the images of two enslaved people.

Kronosaurus
College

Kronosaurus

The Kronosaurus, K. queenslandicus, at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, discovered in the 1930s, may have been reconstructed with too many vertebrae.

Fabulous Fungus Fair
On Campus

Fabulous Fungus Fair

The Fabulous Fungus Fair, led by Harvard students, features a variety of museum collections, displays, and activities surrounding mushrooms, yeasts, and molds.

Fabulous Fungus Fair 1
On Campus

Fabulous Fungus Fair 1

Elizabeth U. Keeley explains a possible connection between a fungus known to cause delirium and the Salem Witch Trials.

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