Spotlight on Special Collections

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

Case Studies

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

In Focus: Lightbox Gallery

Innovative, experimental, and engaging—the Lightbox Gallery is a new model for interpretive museum technology in the 21st century.

Animating the Lightbox Gallery

As part of the Harvard course Animation/Studio, a dozen students created installations for the Lightbox Gallery that will be shown throughout the spring.

An Artist in the Lightbox

Ben Rivers is the first visiting artist invited to create work specifically for the Lightbox Gallery, the museums’ space dedicated to digital research and development. His installation The Shape of Things is on view through October 25, 2016. 

Sharing Our Italian Treasures

The Italian Consulate has launched a new site highlighting Italian and Italianate works held by museums in the United States, including the Harvard Art Museums.

A Digital Experiment in the Galleries

The Harvard Art Museums are experimenting with Bluetooth beacon technology as part of the exhibition Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China. 

Free for All

By offering unprecedented access to data about the Harvard Art Museums’ vast collections, our API is sparking exciting new research.

An Extended Shelf Life

With the rapid evolution of technology, conserving time-based media art poses a challenge to museums staff.

Out of the Box

Technology fellow Ming Tu traces the growth and potential of the Lightbox Gallery—a venue for digital experimentation.

By Ming Tu