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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum’s first artist in residence encourages others to ‘transcend without fear’

The Museum’s first artist in residence, Carlos José Pérez Sámano, is partnering with local Latino community leaders to present free creative writing workshops.

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KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Art from times of ancient Olympics on display at Penn Museum

Ahead of the Summer Olympics, the Penn Museum is displaying an ancient vase decorated with running athletes. “Athletics were universal even in the ancient world,” said Ann Brownlee.

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The Wall Street Journal

‘Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaeological Science’ review: More than meets the eye

A Penn Museum exhibition featuring scientific images of ancient artifacts was reviewed.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum appoints first diversity liaison in effort to strengthen community relations

The Penn Museum has appointed Muriel Patricia Clifford as the institution’s first diversity liaison. Clifford will lead community outreach strategies, serve on the Museum’s diversity committee, and develop public programming.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Museum has hired its first Black director, who pivoted from physics to antiquities

The Museum’s new director, Christopher Woods, was interviewed about his journey to Penn and how he plans to address challenges faced by the institution.

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum names new director at 'pivotal moment' for the institution

Christopher Woods has been named director of the Penn Museum, effective April 1.

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