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Congratulations Class of 2023! 🎉 We are so proud of your accomplishments and resiliency! Please stay connected to the Pe...
05/15/2023

Congratulations Class of 2023! 🎉 We are so proud of your accomplishments and resiliency! Please stay connected to the Penn Museum with our FREE Alumni Membership. Sign up below and receive access to 80+ museums around the country. ❤️💙
https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/alumni-membership

Applications for Field Funds due March 20, 2023 at 9:00 am! Field funds through the Penn Museum provide support for curr...
03/10/2023

Applications for Field Funds due March 20, 2023 at 9:00 am!

Field funds through the Penn Museum provide support for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to pursue field research related to Archaeology and Anthropology. Read about past projects funded by Museum grants under Students in the Field on the Penn Museum Blog.

Learn more and apply here:
https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/field-funds

02/07/2023
Join us on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm, where we will learn about and make our very own cheese. Learn more about the d...
02/07/2023

Join us on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm, where we will learn about and make our very own cheese. Learn more about the deep history of this Middle Eastern classic and the science that lies behind cheese-making with a short presentation by Heather J. Sharkey, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern and North African History Studies. You will prepare your own cup of cheesy goodness that only needs the magic of time to reach its full potential. ✨

And did we mention FREE FOOD? 🧀🧀🧀

NO RSVP REQUIRED. Must bring Penncard.
https://canvas.upenn.edu/enroll/8GE7TD

The Majors and More program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College Houses. Grab-and...
01/31/2023

The Majors and More program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College Houses. Grab-and-go dinner will be catered by Harrison College House, and Penn Museum representatives will be present to answer your questions about the program!😁 🏛
Register here: https://www.college.upenn.edu/node/1303

🚨 Opportunity Alert! 🚨The application for the Penn Museum Summer Internship Program is LIVE!The Penn Museum offers nine-...
01/12/2023

🚨 Opportunity Alert! 🚨

The application for the Penn Museum Summer Internship Program is LIVE!

The Penn Museum offers nine-week, paid summer internship opportunities in departments across the institution. This year, some departments are collaborating to offer unique cross-sectional museum projects.

Interested in becoming an intern this year? Learn more at our Summer Internship Program page: https://bit.ly/2Nsy3QS

Questions can be directed to Summer Internship Coordinator, Bre Scott at [email protected]

01/10/2023
📣 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/3YzFmJDApply for a paid summer   at the Penn Museum—undergraduates, r...
01/04/2023

📣 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/3YzFmJD

Apply for a paid summer at the Penn Museum—undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students from any college or university welcome!

Check out Cameron's internship experience below!🔍

"My internship at the Penn Museum has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally, and has solidified my interest in continuing to work in the museum field."—Cameron Findlay

A student at Smith College, Cameron spent her summer with the Digital Records, Archives, and Publications (DRAP) Department, learning about and participating in a variety of collections stewardship activities, such as object handling, condition reporting, processing collections, rehousing collections, and database entry.

Check out Cameron's blog post "The Process of Processing: How Collections Become (and Stay) Organized": https://bit.ly/3FYnm4d

📣 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: https://bit.ly/3YzFmJD

Apply for a paid summer at the Penn Museum—undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students from any college or university welcome!

It's the end of the semester students! Ready for Reading Days? ✨📚  If not, start finals off right by grabbing a FREE cup...
12/12/2022

It's the end of the semester students! Ready for Reading Days? ✨📚 If not, start finals off right by grabbing a FREE cup of coffee or tea at the Museum café starting TOMORROW!📍(must show Penncard)

12/06/2022

Kids under 17 will receive free admission during “Winter Break” at the Penn Museum, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 27-30. Back by popular demand and extended to four full days, Winter …

Come celebrate this exhibition preview before the public opening, with FREE food, a professional photobooth, DJ, student...
11/14/2022

Come celebrate this exhibition preview before the public opening, with FREE food, a professional photobooth, DJ, student tours and activities, and a cash bar for all participants 21 and over. Students are encouraged to dress up (or down!)

FREE to ALL Penn Students! Must bring PennCard.

Come EARLY - all offerings are first come, first serve:

✨ Student-led tours 6:30-8:30pm
✨ Remarks from the gallery curator 7:10pm
✨ Bracelet making from 7:00-8:00pm
✨ Light fare will be served in the Asia Gallery
✨ First 100 grad students receive a FREE drink ticket (21+)
✨ Professional photo-booth stationed outside the gallery from 7:00-9:00pm

Registration NOT required to attend. Must show ID to drink.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

https://www.penn.museum/calendar/1413/student-gala

Check out photos from our "A Star Is Born: Ancient Constellations" Making Workshop last month, where students got to tra...
10/12/2022

Check out photos from our "A Star Is Born: Ancient Constellations" Making Workshop last month, where students got to travel around the world (by giant inflatable planetarium of course!) and learn about constellations and how ancient societies used the stars for guidance.✨

If you would like to make sure you can experience and learn about something new while having some fun, be sure to join us at our next Making Workshop in February! 👨‍🍳

P.S. Stars on the Move services were fantastic! ⭐️

Here's a unique opportunity to revive the Anthropology department's Undergraduate Advisory Board TODAY! And of course, f...
09/23/2022

Here's a unique opportunity to revive the Anthropology department's Undergraduate Advisory Board TODAY! And of course, free food!🧀 🏛

Whether you're an Aries (pictured), Ta**us, Scorpio, or somewhere in between...✨ Don't miss out on painting your constel...
09/21/2022

Whether you're an Aries (pictured), Ta**us, Scorpio, or somewhere in between...✨ Don't miss out on painting your constellation art at our A Star is Born: Ancient Constellations Workshop next Thursday at 6PM!

*This event is currently at capacity*

You survived the first week of Penn classes! 🎉Don't forget, the Penn Museum is 100% FREE with your PennCard and perfect ...
09/02/2022

You survived the first week of Penn classes! 🎉Don't forget, the Penn Museum is 100% FREE with your PennCard and perfect thing to do during the long weekend.

Fun fact: The Museum houses the fourth largest crystal sphere in the world- right here in our Asia Galleries! 🔮https://www.penn.museum/collections/object/335728

Clio Society brings together undergraduates who share a common interest in and appreciation for museums, culture, and ar...
09/02/2022

Clio Society brings together undergraduates who share a common interest in and appreciation for museums, culture, and art. Members will gain a greater understanding of world cultures, arts and culture professions, and the museum field.​ 🏛

Students, learn more and apply below! https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/clio-society

Welcome back students! 📚
08/30/2022

Welcome back students! 📚

We are celebrating the at University of Pennsylvania with a tradition — the "First Day of School Tablet".

In ancient Mesopotamia, children who were to become scribes would practice writing by impressing repeated cuneiform characters on clay. This unbaked clay tablet depicts the single vertical wedge repeated over and over across its surface. ⁣

A big welcome to all the incoming students!
On your next visit, look for this 4,000-year-old tablet on display in our Middle East Galleries.⁣

📚 Penn students + all Penncard holders always visit free.

Tablet. Iraq, Nippur. Clay. Penn Museum item B6043. On display in the Middle East Galleries.

Congratulations to this summer’s cohort of interns! 🎉
06/11/2022

Congratulations to this summer’s cohort of interns! 🎉

A warm welcome to our Summer Interns! 👏
The Penn Museum offers nine-week, paid summer internship opportunities in departments across the institution. This year, our interns are working with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, Public Programs, Summer Camp, Registrars Office, Digital Records, Archives and Publications, and Marketing & Communications.
Interested in becoming an intern next year? Learn more at our Summer Internship Program page: https://bit.ly/2Nsy3QS

Category is... PERFORMANCE! 🎭Eric Jaffe, a genderless glamour monster, loaned the Penn Museum their theatrical ensemble ...
05/21/2022

Category is... PERFORMANCE! 🎭

Eric Jaffe, a genderless glamour monster, loaned the Penn Museum their theatrical ensemble from Thweeney Todd: The Flaming Barber of Fleek Street, for display in The Stories We Wear, an exhibition that offers a revealing look at 2,500 years of style and how “what we wear” has meaning. Organized into five themes, this exhibition explores how people around the world have dressed for various occasions.👗

Winner of the 2018 Philly Drag Awards for Best Host, Best Alternative Drag Queen, and Drag Queen of the Year as well as 2020 Performer of the Year, Jaffe co-founded Jaffe St. Q***r Productions, a theatrical production company that aims to "create theatrical pieces that cast outside the binary, age, race, and size limitations that are so heavily attached to theatre."

Click below to visit the Museum today! (FREE w/ PennCard)https://www.penn.museum/on-view/galleries-exhibitions/the-stories-we-wear

Just a reminder to our students that there’s always a way to “fix” a mistake! ⚒ 🖋
05/19/2022

Just a reminder to our students that there’s always a way to “fix” a mistake! ⚒ 🖋

Egyptian engravers, medieval scribes and even Shakespeare’s printer made little mistakes that have endured

Congratulations Class of 2022! 🎉 We are so proud of your accomplishments and resiliency! Please stay connected to the Pe...
05/16/2022

Congratulations Class of 2022! 🎉 We are so proud of your accomplishments and resiliency! Please stay connected to the Penn Museum with our FREE Alumni Membership. Sign up below and receive access to 80+ museums around the country. ❤️💙
https://www.penn.museum/.../penn-students/alumni-membership

A really unique opportunity to participate in  !🪡🧵👗
05/10/2022

A really unique opportunity to participate in !🪡🧵👗

OPEN CALL for :
"This sweater belonged to my grandmother, Alice Farrell. It was a running joke that my grandmother and her daughter (my mom) would show up to events accidentally dressed exactly alike, and it drove them both crazy. Recently my mom and I have started doing the same thing and it makes me feel close to her and Grandma (even when my mom sends me back to change)."
-- Colleen Connolly, Graphic Designer for the
What we wear matters. Final weeks to see the exhibition Stories We Wear, closing June 12. Don't miss exploring fashion history through 2,500 of style.
Is there a story behind a piece of clothing, family keepsake, jewelry, or tattoo that means a lot to you?
📸 Post your photo with a one-sentence caption describing why it’s important to you and use . Your story may appear in our exhibition’s digital installation and be featured on social media!

Hey students, ready for Reading Days? ✨ 📚  Start finals off right by grabbing a FREE cup of coffee or tea at the Museum ...
04/28/2022

Hey students, ready for Reading Days? ✨ 📚 Start finals off right by grabbing a FREE cup of coffee or tea at the Museum café! 📍

04/21/2022

Nominations deadline: April 22, 2022

Are you planning to do a research project related to the Penn Museum?

This PAID program is now accepting nominations for the 2022-2023 Penn Museum Fellows program.

The Penn Museum Fellows program supports three outstanding Penn undergraduates conducting research related to the Penn Museum's collections, history, or ongoing research activities. Research projects may include a senior thesis or other capstone project, preparation for a senior thesis, or a publication project. Talk to your project supervisor about submitting a nomination!

Learn more at the link below: https://www.penn.museum/.../penn.../penn-museum-fellows

“The discoveries I am now daily making are unparalleled in the annals of American archaeology!”- Frank Cushing 1896The P...
04/21/2022

“The discoveries I am now daily making are unparalleled in the annals of American archaeology!”- Frank Cushing 1896

The Penn Museum holds an exceptional collection of objects from Key Marco—rarely preserved wooden masks, figureheads, bowls, and various other tools—as well as incredible archival materials related to their excavation. Collected during an 1896 expedition by Frank Cushing, these objects provide clues to understanding both the ceremonies and daily lifeways of the ancestors of the Calusa, a powerful Native society that occupied southwest Florida.

A layer of wet, peaty marl preserved the artifacts in “like new” condition for centuries, causing Cushing to exclaim in an 1896 letter, “the discoveries I am now daily making are unparalleled in the annals of American archaeology!”

This remains true today and the priceless artifacts are still the focus of study nearly 125 years after they were recovered. Working collaboratively with Penn Museum staff and the curator at the Marco Island Historical Society, it will be possible to explore many different stories through the Key Marco collection—from the lifeways of precontact Native people, to the science of archaeological preservation, to the history of archaeology, to the ongoing importance of the collection to local communities.

The Penn Museum offers paid internships to three undergraduate students at Penn to work with Museum staff and create a small exhibition. The year-long internship focuses on the planning, development, design, fabrication, and installation of a small exhibition featured in the Penn Museum.

Learn more and apply here: https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/student-exhibition-internship

LAST WEEK TO APPLY: Applications due April 22, 2022The Penn Museum is offering a PAID undergraduate internship for the 2...
04/18/2022

LAST WEEK TO APPLY: Applications due April 22, 2022

The Penn Museum is offering a PAID undergraduate internship for the 2022-23 academic year. Three interns from the University of Pennsylvania will work with museum staff to create a small exhibition related to that the theme of Key Marco. The year-long internship will focus on the planning, development, design, fabrication and installation of a small exhibition, which will open in March 2023. After the exhibition’s opening, students will implement educational programs and events for the museum's public and academic audiences.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the link below:
https://www.penn.museum/.../student-exhibition-internship

Last week, guest speaker Melanie Hasan, owner of Modest Transitions, gave us a rundown on the process of natural textile...
04/15/2022

Last week, guest speaker Melanie Hasan, owner of Modest Transitions, gave us a rundown on the process of natural textile dyeing. But are her methods as old as time?

Recent research has revealed that some of the techniques that Melanie described have been used to create several different dyes produced in Minoan Crete.

Read more about Unearthing the Colors of Ancient Minoan Textiles below! https://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/aegean-dyes/

We had an incredible time at last week's Adinkra Making Workshop with our amazing guest speaker, Melanie Hasan, owner of...
04/14/2022

We had an incredible time at last week's Adinkra Making Workshop with our amazing guest speaker, Melanie Hasan, owner of Modest Transitions.😁

Everyone’s unique stamping style turned out beautifully! You can visit Melanie at her shop in Fishtown to learn more about fiber arts and natural dyeing techniques.

Be sure to stay tuned for more great Making Workshops coming up this academic year!

Congratulations to Olivia Wells for finishing her Classics Senior Research Project (for which she received Honors!)🎉⁣As ...
04/14/2022

Congratulations to Olivia Wells for finishing her Classics Senior Research Project (for which she received Honors!)🎉

As a 2021-2022 Penn Museum Fellow, Olivia worked in the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials studying Ancient Roman cooking using Apicius' De Re Coquinaria and experimental archaeology.

Advised by Dr. Kim Bowes and Dr. Chantel White, Wells will present her work, entitled “Bringing Conchiclam Apicianam to Life: An Experimental Archaeological Investigation of a Multi-Ingredient Dish from Apicius’ De Re Coquinaria” at the annual Classics Department Senior Colloquium. More info here: https://www.classics.upenn.edu/events/senior-colloquium-5

Want to know more about the Penn Museum Fellows? Click the link below for more information:
https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/penn-museum-fellows

Here’s some insight into the Cultural Heritage Center here at the Museum!
03/31/2022

Here’s some insight into the Cultural Heritage Center here at the Museum!

In wartime, saving human lives is a top priority. But secondary considerations often include preserving the cultural heritage also under siege. Penn experts offer their thoughts as the situation in Ukraine continues to unfold.

Stephanie Mach is giving one of final talks at the museum next week before she takes on her new role as Curator of North...
03/26/2022

Stephanie Mach is giving one of final talks at the museum next week before she takes on her new role as Curator of North American Ethnographic Collections at the Peabody Museum- check it out!

And congratulations Stephanie on her new position! 🥳

Join Natives at Penn for a guided tour of the new exhibition at the Penn Museum led by PhD student, Stephanie Mach. The exhibition aims to challenge visitors to leave preconceptions about Native Americans behind—and discover a living tapestry of nations with distinct stories, identities and contemporary leaders.

Students- be sure to check out this new exhibition from your fellow peers!👏
03/25/2022

Students- be sure to check out this new exhibition from your fellow peers!👏

Opening this Saturday, March 26, the 's 2022 student exhibition, "Heritage in our Hands: UNESCO 50 Years Later."

What does heritage mean to you? In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) came together to identify and protect important heritage sites around the world. Since then, over 1,000 buildings, cities, and landscapes have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take a closer look at artifacts from four World Heritage Sites. From bronze bangles made in Thailand nearly 3,000 years ago to a soccer ball from 2021, "Heritage in Our Hands" explores some of the ways that local communities, national governments, and people around the globe find meaning in World Heritage Sites, and how those meanings can shift over time.

Each year, the Penn Museum’s student exhibition program selects three undergraduate interns to work with staff, expand their research with faculty, and create a small exhibition for Museum visitors, all while strengthening their skill sets for future careers.

🔗 For more information and to meet our student curators: https://bit.ly/33JdcEk

The Penn Museum Fellows program supports and promotes advanced research at the Museum for three Penn undergraduates. Ove...
03/25/2022

The Penn Museum Fellows program supports and promotes advanced research at the Museum for three Penn undergraduates. Over the course of one academic year, the Fellows work with Museum curators, staff, or associated faculty on a significant project in the collections, laboratories, or galleries of the Penn Museum.

Talk to your project supervisor or professor about submitting a nomination by April 22nd, 2022 to be considered for the Penn Museum Fellows!

Learn more here: https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/penn-museum-fellows

Has COVID-19 squashed your inner travel bug? ✈️✈️Here's some good news! The application for Field Funds has been EXTENDE...
03/23/2022

Has COVID-19 squashed your inner travel bug? ✈️✈️Here's some good news! The application for Field Funds has been EXTENDED to April 4th!

Field funds through the Penn Museum provide support for current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to pursue field research related to Archaeology and Anthropology. Read about past projects funded by Museum grants under Students in the Field on the Penn Museum Blog.

Learn more and apply here:
https://www.penn.museum/learn/penn-students/field-funds

Enjoy learning about ancient practices from around the world? Like making/designing art? Love free food? If you answered...
03/20/2022

Enjoy learning about ancient practices from around the world? Like making/designing art? Love free food?

If you answered YES to at least one of the questions above, you NEED to know about our first (and sadly last) Making Workshop of the semester!

Join us on Thursday, April 7th at 6pm in the Courtyards, where we will learn about complex and beautiful design vocabulary of Adinkra, decorative symbols of the Asante of West Africa that convey traditional wisdom. Once you master the language of Adinkra, you'll be tasked with designing, dyeing, and decoding your own message on a piece of fabric.

Are you ready to brush up on your deciphering skills?

And did we mention FREE FOOD?

Register HERE:https://forms.gle/rjTNovkVh523F6Fg8

UPDATE: Only a few spots left for next week’s event! Register NOW✨Registration is now OPEN for the Adinkra Making Worksh...
03/16/2022

UPDATE: Only a few spots left for next week’s event! Register NOW✨

Registration is now OPEN for the Adinkra Making Workshop!

Join us, Thursday, April 7 as we learn about the complex and beautiful design vocabulary of Adinkra, decorative symbols of the Asante of West Africa that convey traditional wisdom. Supplies to stamp/design your own message on fabric are available while supplies last. Dinner will be provided. FREE for all Penn Students. Click the link below to register for the event!

https://forms.gle/jJkFAMfHjNqzkfSG6

Looking to get into the field this summer? Consider an Archaeological Excavation in Armenia run through Penn's summer Gl...
12/20/2021

Looking to get into the field this summer?

Consider an Archaeological Excavation in Armenia run through Penn's summer Global Research and Internship Program (GRIP). Generous funding available, and all non-graduating undergraduate and masters students are eligible to apply. Applications due January 12th!

https://passport.upenn.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10215

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This little ceramic figurine depicts Jurōjin, one of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods (七福神). In his hands he holds a cane a...
12/14/2021

This little ceramic figurine depicts Jurōjin, one of the Japanese Seven Lucky Gods (七福神). In his hands he holds a cane and a peach, symbols of longevity, and is often shown with a book or scroll that contains all of the world's knowledge. This figurine has an opening at the back to insert hot coals, making our Jurōjin an excellent way to keep your hands warm during the cold winter days and nights.

The Penn Museum hopes that all Penn students are armed with warm hands and all the world's knowledge during finals, and we look forward to seeing you again in the spring!

https://www.penn.museum/collections/object/177201

Less than a week until our first Making Workshop! Join us on Thursday, November 11th at 6pm in Widener Lecture Hall, whe...
11/05/2021

Less than a week until our first Making Workshop!

Join us on Thursday, November 11th at 6pm in Widener Lecture Hall, where we will learn about and make our very own Incantation Bowls. Modeled on curse bowls in the Museum's Near East collection, your bowl can protect you from whatever haunts you- final exams, exes, or just the persistent threat of ecological and economic collapse that we all feel nowadays.

And did we mention FREE PIZZA?

REGISTER HERE:
https://canvas.upenn.edu/courses/1345344

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