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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, ranks among the top 20 art museums in the United States by measures including gallery space and endowment. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. Its holdings include maritime art and history; American art; Asian, Oceanic, and African art; Asian export art; and two large libraries with over 400,000 books and manuscripts. It holds one of the major collections of Asian art in the US. The museum owns 24 historic structures and gardens, some of which are concentrated in the old Essex Institute grounds, which now form the Essex Institute Historic District. Some of these properties are open to guided tours.
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