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Collections at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Diana Zlatanovski


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“By definition, a typology is an assemblage based on a shared attribute, and looking at each of these collections you can quickly see how they are connected to each other.”
– Diana Zlatanovski

Gathered during the course of expeditions, excavations and scientific study, the millions of artefacts and specimens held in the museum cabinets at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture represent Harvard’s continuing pursuit of knowledge about our diverse world and its history. Patterns resonate and reveal themselves in this unique photographic essay on the collections, creating intrigue, inspiration and wonder.

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Diana Zlatanovski‘s background spans both museology and fine art photography. She is a Collections Steward at Harvard’s Peabody Museum and has previously worked with collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Field Museum, Chicago.