Daniel Finamore is the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum.
has conducted extensive archaeological field research in Belize and elsewhere, and was awarded a prize from the Society of American Archaeology
for an outstanding doctoral dissertation.
research and exhibition projects have received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts
has written over 40 articles and chapters for academic and popular publications, and is the author and/or editor of five books, including Capturing Poseidon
: Photographic Encounters with the Sea (University of Washington Press, 1999), Maritime History as World History (University Press of Florida, 2004), most recently Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea (Yale University Press, 2010).
Finamore is a director of the Institute for Global Maritime Studies and has served on the executive council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums, the U.S. National Committee of the Census of Marine Life, and as a director of the Council of American Maritime Museums.
Dan served on the Board of the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice for many years.