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The Peabody Essex is one of the nation's major museums for Asian art, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian art, along with the finest collection of Asian Export art extant and 19th-century Asian photography. It presents the earliest collections of Native American and Oceanic art in the nation — all collections of exceptional standing. The historic houses and gardens, and American decorative art and maritime art collections provide an unrivaled spectrum of New England's heritage over 300 years.
Founded in 1799 by America's first global entrepreneurs, the Peabody Essex Museum is a museum of international art and culture dedicated to connecting art to the world in which it is made. As the nation's oldest continuously operating museum, PEM was among the first museums in America to collect works of art and culture from around the world. Its collections of contemporary and historic American, Asian, Maritime, Oceanic, Native American, and African art and culture, as well as its archival library and historic American and Chinese houses, are among the finest of their kind.
PEM's new wing and renovated galleries offer a distinctive experience that is designed to heighten feeling of xsurprise, wonder, delight and reflection. Fresh installations celebrate the museum's vast and storied collections in ways that address eternal themes. Visitors will find never before seen rarely exhibited and recently acquired artworks on view.
Tour the galleries of the Peabody Essex Museum where you will see a wide range of works from around the world that create a collection that consists of more than 2.4 million individual pieces.