Albumen studio portrait of two Bedouin women with children on their backs taken by Maison Bonfils in ca. 1895 in Syria. PHOTOCHROME FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVE BY BONFILS [701 BEDOUINES SYRIENNES PORTANT LEURS ENFANTS (1901 CATALOG, P. 51)] Original albumen version, AD2000-326. Penn Museum Image 166009.
Everyone is gearing up for the opening of the Secrets of the Silk Road in February. Every day I come into work I see something new. Yesterday I looked down and saw new carpet at the Kress Entrance. Shamika, who works at front desk, said it looks like “an old wool coat,” but I think […]
I just spent this beautiful day in the sunshine at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard. Do Development professionals have glamorous lives or what? There was a wonderful and well-attended event at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for their employees. They called this multicultural event “Diversity Through the Arts.” The Penn Museum was one of only a few […]
Hasanlu is an archaeological excavation site in Iran, Western Azerbaijan, Solduz Valley. Theses skeletons were found in a Bin with no objects. The only feature is a stone slab under the head of the skeleton on the left hand side (SK335). Penn Museum Image #97482. Find out more about Hasanlu at www.penn.museum/sites/hasanlu
As most of us who work in the museum field, and for non-profits in general, I wear many hats. This summer, I was one part Educator, two parts Juggler, and three parts Child Herder. It’s all in a day’s work as Assistant Summer Camp Director. And I love every minute of it. This summer marked […]