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‘Appalling’: Keynote Speaker at Legacy of Slavery Symposium Calls for Faster Repatriation of Indigenous Remains

Tara Houska, a tribal attorney and activist who served as the keynote speaker during the second day of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery Symposium, condemned the University’s continued possession of Indigenous objects and ancestral remains during an interview following the event.

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Harvard Plans To Renovate 4 Major Libraries Ahead of 400th Anniversary

Martha Whitehead, vice president of the Harvard Library, announced plans to renovate the four major libraries in Harvard Yard — Widener, Lamont, Pusey, and Houghton — during a faculty meeting last week.

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National NAGPRA Manager Visits Harvard Peabody Museum Amid Repatriations

Melanie O’Brien, the program manager and designated federal official for the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, is on Harvard’s campus this week

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Harvard Peabody Museum Releases Data on Repatriation Efforts

The Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology released updates on its repatriation efforts under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act last Wednesday.

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Harvard Peabody Museum Removes Nearly 40 Native American Objects From Display

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology removed nearly 40 Native American and Indigenous cultural objects from their displays to comply with new regulations from the Department of the Interior.

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Harvard to Fund Travel Expenses for Tribal Repatriations

Harvard will fund Native American Tribal representatives’ travel to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for the repatriation of ancestral remains and funerary belongings, the University announced this month.

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Caroline Jean Fernald Named Director of Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Caroline Jean Fernald was selected as the new executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Hopi E. Hoekstra announced last month. She began her tenure Wednesday.

Peabody Discussion on Navajo Cultural Preservation
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Navajo Scholars, Advocates Discuss Cultural Preservation at Peabody Museum Event

Navajo scholars and advocates spoke about their professional and personal experiences preserving Navajo cultural heritage in a Wednesday evening event organized by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

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Cambridge Residents, Harvard Affiliates Attend Día de los Muertos Celebration at Harvard Peabody Museum

The Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology held an event featuring arts and crafts and Mariachi musical performances to celebrate the Día de los Muertos holiday Thursday.

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In Photos: Autumn at the Arboretum

One tree, two tree, red tree, orange tree. Across the river in Jamaica Plains, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a public park and botanical research institution open to all. Established in 1872, the park boasts more than 2,000 different species and 16,000 individual plants in addition to the vibrant fall foliage of Boston’s autumn.

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Admission to Harvard Art Museums Now Free for All

The Harvard Art Museums will now offer free admission to all visitors, the University announced Friday.

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Business, Art Experts Discuss Role of Blockchain in Artist Compensation at Harvard Art Museums Event

Harvard Art Museums hosted New York University professors Kevin McCoy and Amy Whitaker for a Thursday evening discussion on the role of blockchain — a technology that allows for the secure distribution of data through a distributed ledger — in providing equality in the art market.

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Middlesex Superior Court Greenlights Discovery in Suit Against Harvard Over Images of Enslaved People

A revived lawsuit filed by Tamara K. Lanier against Harvard over its possession of daguerreotypes she alleges are of her enslaved ancestors will proceed to discovery, a Massachusetts state judge ruled at a hearing last Thursday.

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Nebraska Geography Professor Discusses Fossil Dispossession of Sioux Lands at Geological Museum Lecture

Lawrence W. Bradley, an environmental geologist at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, argued in a Thursday lecture that fossils taken from Sioux lands should be considered dispossessed Sioux property.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology administrative offices are located in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, at 26 Oxford St.

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