Author Archives: Tom Stanley

Penn Museum, Arden Theatre Company, and Freud’s obsession with antiquities

Freud's Last Session

The Arden Theatre Company, in Old City Philadelphia, is setting the stage for a unique new production… with some help from the Penn Museum. The Arden’s upcoming show, Freud’s Last Session, is set in the London office of Dr. Sigmund Freud—a famed psychologist with a penchant for collecting antiquities. In order to accurately recreate Freud’s […]

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“Insights into Ancient Egypt”: Touch tours for the visually impaired

Insights into Ancient Egypt touch tours

This fall, the Penn Museum is offering a new series of tours specially designed for people who are blind and visually impaired. These weekly tours offer visitors the opportunity to experience our collections as never before, by inviting guests with visual impairments to touch, feel, and investigate authentic ancient objects from our Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery […]

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WDAS-FM encourages local communities to Imagine Africa

  Imagine Africa media sponsor WDAS has been out in the community talking up the Imagine Africa project.  In November, the WDAS street team was out at the Universal Circus.  Look for the WDAS team out in the community this winter and spring!

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One Ticket, Two Awesome Museums

Penn Museum has partnered with the Mütter Museum, another of Philadelphia’s most unique and intriguing destinations, in offering a double admission ticket for both museums! Between the archaeological and anthropological wonders that grace the galleries of Penn Museum, and the many anatomical marvels on display at the Mütter, you’re bound to discover a thing or […]

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Experience “Highlights of the Galleries” with new iPod Touch tour

Visitors can now explore Penn Museum’s world-class galleries in a brand new way, with the “Highlights of the Galleries” iPod Touch tour! This fun and fact-filled tour,  featuring translations in English, Spanish and American Sign Language, guides visitors through each of the Museum’s permanent galleries, helping them take a closer look at some of the […]

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African and Caribbean Ambassadors, Area Business Leaders, Meet at the Penn Museum

Ambassadors from several African and Caribbean countries joined with Philadelphia area regional business leaders Friday, November 11, 2011, when the Penn Museum was host to a business roundtable discussion presented by the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC). The program ran throughout the morning, concluding with an African-style luncheon in the Museum’s Lower Egyptian Gallery, […]

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An Evening to Imagine Africa

Penn Museum held its first Imagine Africa Community Night, sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell—and more than 500 people came out to dance, drum, listen to spoken word poetry, tour the Museum’s new Imagine Africa gallery project and visit throughout the galleries.  In addition to the live entertainment and workshops, the night featured a craft […]

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In Case You Missed It… Dr. Tukufu Zuberi on the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun

On October 20 the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun featured an interview with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Their conversation focused on Dr. Zuberi’s work as host of the PBS series “History Detectives,” a role he has filled for nearly ten years. After an […]

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Penn Professor Featured on the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun

Penn Museum is hitting the airwaves! Tune in tomorrow (Thursday, October 20th) to the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun on 88.5 FM for a short interview with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, filmmaker, human rights activist, and host of the PBS series “History Detectives.” […]

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Beneath the Surface at the Penn Museum