Harvard Museums of
Science and Culture

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) is a new consortium of public museums in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences that includes:

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Harvard Museum of Natural History (the public face of three research museums):
~ Museum of Comparative Zoology
~ Harvard University Herbaria
~ Mineralogical and Geological Museum
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

The Semitic Museum

HMSC's goal is to foster curiosity and a spirit of discovery in visitors of all ages, enhancing public understanding of and appreciation for the natural world, science, and human cultures.

The HMSC museums work both independently and together, in concert with Harvard faculty, students, museum curators, and members of the Harvard community, to provide interdisciplinary exhibits, events and lectures, and educational programs for students, teachers, families, and the general public.

Read FAS Dean Michael Smith’s announcement of the new Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and the appointment of HMSC Executive Director Jane Pickering.

For further information, please contact the communications staff at each museum:

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Dr. Jean-François Gauvin, Director of Administration
gauvin@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-1021

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Blue Magruder, Director of Communications
bluemagruder@hmnh.harvard.edu
617-496-0049

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Faith Sutter, Communications Coordinator
sutter@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-3397

The Semitic Museum
Timothy Letteney, Museum Coordinator
letten@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-4631