Contemporary art enhances Penn Museum’s Africa Galleries
New installations showcase the diversity and artistry of modern culture in dialogue with historic artifacts.
An Inca ceremonial center, recreated in a digital landscape
Students use computer graphic technologies to bring historic sites to life as part of a summer research program and fall semester course that unites anthropology and computer science.
Penn Museum’s transformation revealed
The main level reopens after a historic renovation featuring the relocated sphinx and completely reimagined Africa and Mexico/Central America galleries.
Five events to watch for in November
On the calendar for November around campus: an art party at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Penn Museum's annual Student Gala, and much more.
A quest to restore cultural heritage in Iraq, one site at a time
Penn archaeologists, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Mosul and Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, seek to undo the terrible destruction ISIS wrought, particularly on targeted minority groups.
How Penn is advancing language learning inside—and out of—the classroom
This summer, the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Language and Civilizations welcomed 15 teachers from around the country to learn the latest in critical language teaching.
Five events to watch for in August
BlackStar Film Festival, a special 12@12 at the Arthur Ross Gallery, and an alcohol-themed tour through Penn Museum stock up late-summer events in August.
Five events to watch for in July
July is marked by energizing events on and around campus, including a battle of the bands at World Café Live and an ice cream social at Morris Arboretum.
A monumental move for the Penn Museum’s iconic sphinx
In a three-day, high-tech operation, the massive sphinx is moved from the gallery where it sat since 1926 to the main entrance hall.
The Sachs Program announces 2019 grants, marks one-year anniversary
A year and 23 grant projects later, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is phasing into round two of its annual grant awards throughout eight categories that support the teaching, making, and presenting art.
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Unlocking the mystery of a 2,000-year-old child mummy
The Penn Museum, in collaboration with CHOP, conducted a CT scan on an Egyptian child mummy with hopes of learning more about the ancient remains. “She looks like she's the size of a 2-year-old, but her skeletal development, the growth of her teeth and bones, is more like a 5-year-old,” the Museum’s Samantha Cox said. “Maybe a type of dwarfism.”
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Penn Museum preserves a little bit of Egypt for display during renovation
The Penn Museum’s Jennifer Wegner and Julian Siggers spoke about the new, temporary exhibit, “Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display.” The display, designed to resemble an archeological lab, “was an opportunity for us to bring the public to see how a gallery unfolds,” said Siggers.
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