About PEM

Director's Welcome

Dan L. Monroe
The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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This is your museum! Welcome.

There are many reasons to come to PEM. Sometimes, looking at a work of art with someone special by your side is all the motivation you need. Sitting in the light-filled Atrium, watching the expression on a child's face as she makes a collage — each experience is worth the trip. PEM is the place to come for enjoyment, enrichment, sharing with family and friends, and creative stimulation.

We gain exciting insights about ourselves and other cultures through special exhibitions, weekend festivals and family art-making programs. You are vital to the equation. Your experiences shape the art you look at and the performances you watch, making them more meaningful and transformative.

PEM continues to touch lives and to make a difference.

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Museum History

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Mission & Vision

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Expansion

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Leadership

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Library \\ The Reading Room

Phillips Library

The Phillips Library Reading Room is now closed through March 31, 2018.