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Gonzalo Giribet sitting at a table

Gonzalo Giribet named director of the MCZ

July 1, 2021

We are pleased to welcome the new director of the MCZ, Gonzalo Giribet. James Hanken is stepping down from the role after 20 years during which he was instrumental in modernizing the museum’s collection, teaching and research facilities; overseeing the recruitment of several outstanding faculty-curators; and spearheading several specimen databasing and digital imaging initiatives. We thank him for his passion for and unwavering dedication to the MCZ.  

Gonzalo, MCZ...

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black and white image of a woman working in the entomology collection, ca. 1890

Women of the Museum, 1860–1920: Behind-the-Screens at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

March 31, 2021

The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) celebrates Women’s History Month with the online exhibit Women of the Museum, 1860–1920: Behind-the-Screens at the Museum of Comparative Zoology which features extensive materials from the Ernst Mayr Library Special Collections and Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 

Through her careful research on the roles, lives, working...

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