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Welcome to the Penn Museum blog. First launched in January 2009, the Museum blog now has over 800 posts covering a range of topics in the categories of Museum, Collection, Exhibitions, Research, and By Location. Here you’ll hear directly from our staff and Penn students about their work, research, experiences, and discoveries. To explore a topic of interest, please use the Blog Search function.


Happy New Year!

By: Amy Ellsworth

We arrived in bangkok last night about half an hour before it turned midnight. The hotel shuttle drove us past flickering relfections of fireworks in the river! My traveling companion is 6 and a half feet tall, and it was a miracle that we were able to upgrade to Business class on the flight from […]

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Typhoid, Malaria, and Hepatitis

By: Amy Ellsworth

As the departure date gets closer, I’m realizing there are many more things to consider when preparing to visit a developing country as opposed to plain old Europe. Visas I had to overnight the Visa application to the Lao Embassy along with the passport, three 2″ pictures, postage-paid return envelope, and a $50 money order. […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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