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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology



About Us

Founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology museums in the world, and still occupies its original nineteenth-century building. The museum’s mission and operations, however, have changed considerably over the past one hundred and fifty years.

The Peabody is well known for its significant collections of archaeological and ethnographic materials from around the world, many of which were acquired during the era of European and American expansion, exploration, and colonization.

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