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

By: Tom Stanley

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 […]

How to Make West African Lamb and Plantain Gravy

By: Amy Ellsworth

Chef Roshan Martin from our Peppermill Café prepares a traditional West African meal with a twist on the NBC10! Show in honor of the Imagine Africa gallery project.

Penn Museum Featured on NBC10 Go Global Stay Local: Africa

By: Josh

Kate Quinn, Director of Exhibits is featured in this video spot on NBC 10 highlighting some of the African cultural experiences West Philly has to offer including our Imagine Africa project.

Penn Professor Featured on the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun

By: Tom Stanley

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.” […]

The Philadelphia Writing Project Partners with the Penn Museum

By: guestblogger

by Diane Waff Practice Professor, Penn’s Graduate School of Education The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) and the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership ( PAEP), the local affiliate for the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, launched their call for submissions in the Rainey Auditorium at the University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The […]

If Vampire Weekend Spent Some Time in Africa…

By: Gabrielle Niu

While there isn’t a section specifically on the music of Africa in the Penn Museum’s Imagine Africa project, the evolution of contemporary African music is a great way to hear the ways that African culture influences and is influenced by the rest of the world. The band “The Very Best” was formed in London when […]

New York Times Spotlights Stewart Culin’s work at the Brooklyn Museum

By: Josh

Philadelphia ethnographer Stewart Culin worked as director of the Penn Museum from 1892 to 1903 and was instrumental in acquiring the Historic Games Collection. After his time here, Culin became a curator at the Brooklyn Museum and helped establish their African gallery. A recent New York Times article has more on the subject and the […]

Imagining Africa

By: Amy Ellsworth

Our Exhibits team has been busy for the past few months working on the Imagine Africa project. Every time I pass by the Exhibits Department, I see a tableau of creativity. The entire team is often huddled around the conference table like a modern interpretation of Davinci’s Last Supper. Aaron is fiddling with an iPad […]

All the Pretty Photos

By: Amy Ellsworth

I have been uploading images on a very slow international DSL connection so I haven’t been able to post all of Jenn’s photography on the blog posts. See all the photos on flickr or in this slideshow: Created with flickr slideshow.


By: Amy Ellsworth

We divided the luggage into mushable and non-mushable piles, jammed the mushables into the back of the van and headed north with Komande, me, Bill, Simon, Paul Watene, Chris, and Mulu mushed into our seats. Komande drove us through some of the most amazing countryside, punctuated every few miles with small towns, some of which […]

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