RRP USD$65.00, hardcover, 556 pp. – TAASA Review June 2013


This article was originally found in the June 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 25).

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Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts or PEM (as it is more succinctly referred to) contains fascinating collections given by wealthy merchants involved in the extensive trade between America and China.

In 2003 the PEM completed a striking museum transformation with the gallery spaces renovated and expanded.

An entirely new expansion will be completed in 2017 to make it the ninth largest museum in North America...