One World. Four Museums.

We, at HMSC, wish to take a moment to acknowledge the trauma of the times in which we find ourselves, and the difficult and challenging road ahead for our nation.

Core to the HMSC’s mission is to support and celebrate diverse cultures and perspectives while recognizing the many ways in which we are connected as people and as inhabitants of this planet.  We are in every respect, bound and accountable to one another, and collectively share responsibility for the action, and inaction, of the larger society of which we are a part.  

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the inter-related structure of reality.” 

― Martin Luther King Jr.

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HMSC Connects!

While we remain temporarily closed, we encourage you to enjoy the museum at home with new and frequently refreshed digital content via HMSC Connects!. Stay tuned for a full schedule of virtual fall programs, including classes, tours, lectures, and events.


Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East's Deputy Director and Curator, Joseph Greene, sitting in front of an archaeological site with markings.

Virtual Member Event

Traveling Along the Silk Road with Joseph Greene

On Thursday, Decembe 3 at 6:00 pm, take a virtual trip with HMANE's Joe Green. The Silk Road of old was more than a road and it carried more than silk. It was a complex interlocking and overlapping network of land routes supplanted here and there by sea passages. It is through these places we will travel as we backtrack along the Silk Road from west to east, pausing to consider how the Near East pivots gradually but perceptibly toward Asia. To register, email membership at

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Free Lecture Videos

Enjoy videos from our free public lecture series. Harvard faculty and other noted scientists share their discoveries—made in the field and lab—and the excitement of tackling the big questions in science.

Upcoming Programs

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