All posts tagged East India Marine Hall

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Raising the Queen Elizabeth

A model of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth has sat serenely for the last 15 years, gliding along on its pedestal in a PEM gallery. The 2,700 pound object experienced …

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Not just any zoo

By Sandy Sheckman When school-age guests visit Yin Yu Tang, our cherished 200+plus-year-old house at PEM, the first thing they do is run to the two pools, symmetrically located in …

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Speaking in the present tense

Under the guidance of curator Trevor Smith, PEM’s Present Tense initiative celebrates the central role that creative expression plays in shaping our world today. By encouraging innovation and fostering new …

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Orpheus, we hear you

An upcoming concert that explores the myth of Orpheus has prompted our media production manager, Chip Van Dyke, to think about both music performances and various sound installations that have …

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The lure of Orpheus

The story of Orpheus, searching in the underworld for his beloved Eurydice, is music’s founding myth. It’s every musician’s justification and self-glorification and favorite bedtime story – and it’s also a cautionary …

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Discovering the PEM cosmos

Discovering the world of PEM during the past six months has involved layers upon layers of new experiences, dimensions and knowledge. The sheer aggregate of human talent and enlightenment housed …

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19th century experiences

Editor’s Note: Take a trip back to where PEM began with curatorial scholar George Schwartz on Tuesday, October 6 from 12 – 1 pm in Morse Auditorium.   Reflecting on a …

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All that glitters

The installation of climate control into the oldest part of the museum has given us the opportunity to treat some of our oldest objects — the beautiful crystal chandeliers that …

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11 years a stranger

In Salem, Halloween is not just a day. It’s a month-long celebration of the macabre, the dark and the spooky. Tourists — a quarter of a million of them — …