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Elizabeth Sirrine, an art handler at the museums, is one of five staff members in the Collections Management department trained to handle and present works of art.

Handling the Art

Take a look behind the scenes of our Art Study Center, from the perspective of art handler Elizabeth Sirrine.

A Partnership Where All Learn

A collaboration between the museums, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Cambridge high school empowers educators and students.

Spotlight on Special Collections

Get to know our objects in a new way through the museums’ digital repositories.

In Our Archives, A Fuller Picture on Artists

The Harvard Art Museums Archives holds a selection of modern and contemporary artists’ papers—a rich resource for researchers.

By Michelle Interrante

Students Help Shape Wilmarth Exhibition

Max Benegas and Laura Kenner made important contributions to the programming and digital resource related to an exhibition about Christopher Wilmarth.

A Prize of Silver

Three pieces of 17th- and 18th-century church silver from Salem, Massachusetts, were recently donated to the Harvard Art Museums.

By Laura Turner Igoe

In Focus: Materials Lab

Art appreciation and investigation intersect in the Materials Lab, a one-of-a-kind studio space in the Harvard Art Museums.

Case Studies

Experimenting with 3D-printed models helps our staff nail down exhibition design.

A Catalogue at Long Last

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, a new publication accompanying the special exhibition of the same name, represents an innovative approach toward an eclectic collection.

A Welcoming Presence

Harvard student Sophia Feng, graduating this May with a degree in the history of art and architecture, introduced peers and community members to the museums.

The Palace of Croesus Shines Again

Field director Nicholas Cahill tells of the legends of Croesus and of the probable discovery of the king’s palace at Sardis.