• PhD, American & New England Studies, Boston University, United States
  • MA, Historical Archaeology, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States


George Schwartz is Curator-at-Large at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). He is a graduate of Brown University and the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies program, and holds an M.A. in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Ph.D. in American & New England Studies from Boston University. During his time at the PEM, George has created exhibitions, publications, public programs, and interactive media designed to shape the way we think about our world through our interaction with material culture. He has lectured at American and international museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. George is the author of Collecting the Globe: The Salem East India Marine Society (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020), the first in-depth exploration of the PEM's founding institution, which offers a unique opportunity to examine collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting international objects in the antebellum United States. He has also written essays and articles for museum exhibition catalogues and scholarly journals.