University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

(Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the Penn Museum's upcoming "Treasures Sale and Show," photographed at a preview event by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Penn Museum’s Treasures Sale and Show

“We have one-of-a-kind jewelry from designers around the country,” says Dru Ellen Kolker, co-chair of the upcoming Treasures Show and Sale at the Penn Museum.

10/26/2014

(Students from the Penn Alexander School, in West Philadelphia, get a lesson in mummification using a demonstration dummy at the Penn Museum.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Penn Museum Unveils New Program For Teaching 7th Graders Interactively

“Children sometimes recall facts, sometimes not; but they will always recall an experience,” noted Philadelphia schools superintendent Williams Hite.

10/21/2014

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Top Exhibits To Visit This Summer In Philadelphia

While everyone knows that Philadelphia is steeped in history, it’s also been at the forefront of culture, arts and science. Here are five summer exhibits worth visiting.

05/06/2013

(Some of the human remains found at Duffy's Cut.  File photo)

Penn Anthropologist Thinks Cholera Fear Led To Main Line Murders 180 Years Ago

The remains of five Irish immigrants unearthed a decade ago near Paoli, Pa. were today transported to a cemetery for burial this coming Friday.

03/06/2012

(Eyeglass frames, top, and an alarm bell are among the items on display at the Penn Museum's exhibit of objects recovered from NYC's 9/11 site.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

Penn Museum Display Highlights ‘Normal’ Objects From NYC 9/11 Site

A new exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology shows ordinary objects from the site of the former World Trade Center in a moving display about September 11th.

08/19/2011

(Sixers dancers Danielle, left, and Erica practice a ribbon dance.  Photos by Michelle Durham)

76ers Dancers Prepare For 11-Day Trip To China

To get ready for an 11-day, NBA-sponsored trip to China, two of the Philadelphia 76ers Dancers are learning how to sign autographs in Chinese and perform a traditional Chinese dance.

06/07/2011

fake baby mummy

Penn’s Archaeology Museum Uses Replicas Of Chinese Mummies For Now

Talks with China continue and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is hoping the artifacts and mummies of the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit will be allowed to be shown at the museum before heading back to China.

02/06/2011

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