All posts tagged East India Marine Society

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Coast to coast curators

Travel and discovery outside of our boundaries has been an inherent part of the Peabody Essex Museum since its founding. The Salem ship captains, merchants and supercargoes that comprised the …

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Conservator behind the scenes

By: Maria João Petsica Chinese export pieces that feature the black lacquer and gold decoration are commonly designated as Canton lacquer in a clear association with the place from whence …

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A grand charity concert

With the establishment of PEM’s music initiative in 2013 and the naming of Matthew Aucoin as Composer-in-Residence,the museum continues a long established history with the performing arts that back to …

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All in the family

I grew up loving museums and my dad is a museum curator, so it wasn’t a stretch for me to jump from working in theatre to the museum industry when …

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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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If you were to wake up one morning and say to yourself “I think I’ll start a museum,” how would you go about forming a collection to display and what …