Press

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture public relations staff is available to assist you by providing background information, coordinating on-site photography and videography requests, and in servicing the news media with images of exhibitions, lecturers, or special programs. Email bluemagruder@hmsc.harvard.edu to receive the latest exhibition and event releases.

Press Releases

Scale: A Matter of Perspective: New Exhibition Opens Friday, March 10, at Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

March 10, 2017

 

(Cambridge, MA) Scale has long captivated the human imagination, as evidenced in classics like Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and in today’s popular movies and television shows.

Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens, a new exhibition to open December 17 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

December 5, 2016

(Cambridge, MA) The Harvard Museum of Natural History announces a new experiential art exhibition, Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens opening December 17, 2016, featuring new photographic work by visual artist Christina Seely and an installation made in collaboration with the arts collective The Canary Project. Next of Kin will be on display through June 4, 2017. 

Peabody Museum to Mark 150th Year: Free Admission Day, New Exhibition, Lecture Series, and More

September 27, 2016

The anniversary begins with free museum admission and birthday cake and continues with a year-long public lecture series on race, a major new exhibition in April about the museum’s significant role in the invention of American anthropology, and even more events through fall 2017.

New Exhibition to Open October 3, 2015 "Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay"

September 21, 2016

(Cambridge, MA) This exhibit will feature over 100* spectacular examples of ocarinas from the Peabody Museum’s vast collection. Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from local low-fired clay and carefully fashioned, incised, and painted into a variety of human and animal forms.

Travel through time with new natural history collections on Google Arts & Culture

September 13, 2016

A new online experience by Google, the Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard in partnership with the Harvard Museum of Natural History and some of the most loved natural history institutions in the world, allows people to come face to face with Jurassic Giants and browse through the most spectacular collection of natural history available in one place.

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Partner with the Highland Street Foundation to help Massachusetts Families See More Summer

June 13, 2016

Harvard Museum of Natural History to provide free admission on August 5, 2016

(Cambridge, MA)  June 13, 2016 – Harvard Museum of Natural History announced today that it will provide free admission on Friday, August 5, 2016 as part of Highland Street Foundation’s 8thAnnual Free Fun Fridays summer event series.

Harvard University and Boston Athletic Association Partner to Offer Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport

March 22, 2016

(CAMBRIDGE, MA) April 18, 2016 is the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, the premier international celebration of endurance, running, fitness and community.  It is also the 80th anniversary of the 1936 victory of Ellison "Tarzan" Brown, a Narragansett Native American, whose surge past John A. Kelley on the Newton Hills led to the naming of  the infamous "Heartbreak Hill."  

Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology, and Culture opens March 11 at Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

February 10, 2016

(Cambridge, MA) Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology, and Culture is a new exhibition opening Friday, March 11 at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in the Harvard University Science Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard Curatorial Innovations Series Showcases Experts from MoMA and the Exploratorium in April 27 Lecture

April 20, 2015

(Cambridge, MA) Museums can be important spaces for exploring social, political, and historic experiences through art and science. Experts from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Exploratorium in San Francisco will discuss examples at Harvard’s second annual Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice Monday, April 27.

Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation opens February 12 at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard Science Center

February 4, 2015

(Cambridge, MA) A new exhibition Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation opens February 12 at Harvard University’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in Cambridge.  This intriguing exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners.

From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum Opens Friday December 5 at the Harvard Semitic Museum

December 5, 2014

(Cambridge, MA) The Harvard Semitic Museum is in the process of renewal and revitalization. As we move forward, it first seems right to return to our roots and examine where we came from. This exhibition celebrates the vision of Professor David Gordon Lyon (1852–1935), the museum’s founder and first director. Lyon assembled a rich collection of antiquities from what we now call the Middle East, including the Holy Land.

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Awarded $150,000 Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

September 18, 2014

(Cambridge, MA) Today, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $150,000 to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC). The museums will use the grant funds to create an innovative learning experience entitled What’s in a Name? Species, Naming and the Scientific Process to educate and engage the public in the scientific process of systematics, species identification and naming.