Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Harvard’s Early Endeavors in Oceanic Anthropology


Saturday, March 7, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, March 7, 2021 (All day)


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

This exhibit explores how early Harvard scholars influenced the development of anthropology and archaeology in the Pacific region. Produced in collaboration with over thirty other museums around the world, Harvard’s contributing exhibit will feature historical images and objects from the Peabody collections, including intricately carved Fijian clubs, models of distinctive Pacific outriggers, and a striking example of Samoan bark cloth (siapo). Together they weave a compelling narrative about the ideas, people, and networks pivotal to both early understandings and ongoing studies of Oceania.

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