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There’s a New Ceramics Lab in Town

By: Ardeth Abrams

Caption: Before, during, and after photos of our “flipped lab”. It wasn’t exactly like the show “Flip This House” but it was certainly fraught with emotional ups and downs as we waited for our new ceramics lab to be completed. There were many trips down the hall to the West Wing of the Museum to […]

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West Wing Renovations–Week 7

By: Pam Kosty

Friday, November 12, 2010–Construction has been taking place on all three floors of the West Wing, as the restoration and air conditioning project continues apace. Brian Barger, Project Superintendent, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, stands in the room behind the Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition gallery and points out the wooden doors, soon to be […]

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West Wing Renovation Project – Week Five

By: Pam Kosty

The West Wing Renovation Project is in full gear, with construction workers in the Museum from very early morning to late at night, to meet the Secrets of the Silk Road deadline. Here are some of the recent activities seen on Friday morning, October 29:

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West Wing Renovation Project – Week Three

By: Pam Kosty

On October 4, 2010, the Penn Museum officially announced the start of construction on the first phase of an exciting renovation project: a major renovation of the West Wing of its original 1899 building. On the agenda: refurbished galleries, including climate control (that means air conditioning!), and the creation of a ceramic petrography teaching laboratory. […]

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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