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A place of meeting and global dialogue.

"The ability to relate and to connect . . . lies at the
 very heart of any creative use of the mind . . ." -George J. Seidel
Director’s Welcome
New Museum
Yin Yu Tang House
Phillips Library

The Peabody Essex Museum is both a new building and a new idea.

A visitor’s engagement is encouraged through a new set of tools and opportunities to focus more intently on the art, to see beyond objects to their makers, the culture, and the creative process.


Under a soaring glass roof, PEM's atrium serves as a central gathering place.
Under a soaring glass roof, PEM's atrium serves as a
central gathering place.
Director’s Welcome

Director’s Welcome

Meet Dan Monroe, Director of the Peabody Essex Museum.

New Museum

New Museum

The new Peabody Essex Museum is both a new building and a new idea. Experience a museum transformed.

Yin Yu Tang House

Yin Yu Tang House

An elegant house in southeastern China for generations, Yin Yu Tang finds a new home in Salem, Massachusetts.

Phillips Library

Phillips Library

Discover one of New England’s most important and historic research libraries, located on the PEM campus.





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