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Public Lecture

Sacred Nation: Chinese Museums and the Legacy of Empire

On Thursday, February 23, Magnus Fiskesjö will discuss the current boom in China’s "culture industry" and what it tells us about changes in Chinese conceptions of national and cultural identity.

Please Note:

Due to construction in the area, a portion of Kirkland and Oxford Streets will be closed this Saturday, February 18, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Kirkland Street will be closed from Quincy Street to Oxford Street; Oxford Street will be closed from Kirkland Street to Everett Street. The Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology will both be open regular hours.

For permit parking information, please visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History website.

From the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Farquhar Globe



Opening March 10, 2017, Scale: A Matter of Perspective will explore the concept of scale from multiple perspectives, including investigation of the cosmos with telescopes and microscopes, models that scale things up, and those that scale things down, and social scale.

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on the Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist's Lens exhibit

On Wednesday, February 22, an interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore important questions about empathy and extinction within the context of the new HMNH exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens.

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