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Museums

Harvard Art Museums to Require Proof of Vaccination, Negative Covid Test

Martha Tedeschi, the Art Museums’ director, said in a press release the new policy prioritizes the safety of visitors and staff considering the state of the pandemic across the country.

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City Politics

City Council Approves Baldwin Neighborhood Name, Replacing Agassiz

The Cambridge City Council on Aug. 2 unanimously approved the renaming of the Agassiz neighborhood north of Harvard to honor Maria L. Baldwin, the first Black female principal in the Northeast.

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Museums

Harvard Art Museums To Reopen in September, Pilot ‘Free Sunday’ Initiative

More than a year after their abrupt closing, Harvard Art Museums plan to reopen Sept. 4 at reduced capacity and offer free admission on Sundays.

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Museums

Peabody Museum in Talks To Repatriate Ponca Tomahawk Following Descendant’s Request, Nebraska Legislature Resolution

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is in talks with Ponca tribal leaders and a descendant of Ponca chief Standing Bear to repatriate to the Ponca people a pipe tomahawk that once belonged to Standing Bear, Museum Director Jane Pickering said in an interview on Thursday.

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FAS

Tindal Named New Director of Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Brenda D. Tindal will serve as the new executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture,  Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced Tuesday.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Museums

Peabody Museum Apologizes For Practices Around Native American Cultural Objects, Announces Policy Changes

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology administrators apologized for the “pain” the museum caused by its refusal to voluntarily return certain funerary objects to Native American tribes and pledged to reverse the policy in response to a letter from the Association on American Indian Affairs last month criticizing the museum.

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Race

Native American Nonprofit Accuses Harvard of Violating Federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The Association on American Indian Affairs sent a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow in February alleging that Harvard is in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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Daguerreotype museum archive graphic

Daguerreotype archive graphic

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Museums

Massachusetts Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Harvard’s Possession of Slave Photos

A Middlesex Superior Court judge on Tuesday dismissed Connecticut resident Tamara K. Lanier’s lawsuit against Harvard alleging that the University unlawfully possesses and profits from historic photos she says depict her enslaved ancestors. Lanier plans to appeal the decision.

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Museums

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology was founded in 1866.

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Harvard Art Museums

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‘Part of the Colonial Enterprise’: Scholars, Advocates React to Discovery of the Remains of Enslaved People in Peabody Museum Collections

In the wake of Harvard’s announcement that the Peabody Museum had found the remains of fifteen people who had possibly been enslaved in its collections, scholars and curation advocates reacted to the implications of the Museum’s discovery.

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Central Administration

Possible Remains of Enslaved People Found in Harvard Museum Collections

Following the discovery of the remains of potentially enslaved people in its collections, Harvard has formed a steering committee to catalogue and develop policies around the human remains housed in the school’s museums, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced in an email to affiliates on Thursday.

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Museums

Diving and Maritime Archeology Group Discusses Rare Finds in African American History

Leaders of Diving With a Purpose, a nonprofit dedicated to maritime archaeology, spoke about their organization’s history and mission at a virtual panel Thursday.

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