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125th Anniversary Open House
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125th Anniversary Open House
When:
 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
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GroupPhotoDecember 6
Thursday, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
125-Year Anniversary Open House

One hundred twenty five years to the day that marks its founding, the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) celebrates with a FREE community Open House from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Throughout the day, you're invited to meet the curators, collections keepers, conservators, archivists, archaeologists, anthropologists and researchers of the Penn Museum—and find out about your favorite artifacts or current research activities at the Museum and around the world. The open house features conservators at work on Egyptian mummies and related artifacts at the "In the Artifact Lab" gallery project, educators offering interactive "cartifacts" exploring the Maya and ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean cultures, special "Reports from the Field" excavation talks by Kolb Junior Fellows, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Mainwaring Wing storage collections. Later at night, guests can experience the galleries in a distinctively different way, as Penn graduate students, counselors for the popular "40 Winks with the Sphinx" sleepover program, offer flashlight tours of the ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean galleries.

Admission to this event is FREE all day. Admission to the MAYA 2012: Lords of Time exhibition is the special price of $10.50 all day. For more information, call 215.898.2680.

Read more about the 125-Year Anniversary Open House through this Philadelphia Inquirer article by John Timpane.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012:

2007 10 04 UPenn Museum - 0084Extended hours:
Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies—meet project conservator Molly Gleeson (shown at right) and other conservators (10 am to 7 pm)
Cartifacts—explore and learn with Museum docents educators (12:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Hot cider and cookies in the Museum Café (10 am to 7 pm)
Enjoy 10% off all purchases in the Museum Shops all day!

AM:

  • 10:00 Near East Collection Keeper Katherine Blanchard (Iraq's Ancient Past)
  • 10:30 Historical Archaeology Associate Curator Robert Schuyler (Pepper Gallery)
  • Mediterranean Association Curator Ann Brownlee (Roman Gallery)
  • 11:00 Asian Collection Keeper Stephen Lang (Rotunda)
  • MEMBERS ONLY: Artifacts from the Vault/Curator in Charge of the American Section Clark Erickson (Collections Study Room)
  • 11:30 Near East Assistant Curator Lauren Risvet (Pepper Gallery)
  • Behind-the-scenes Mainwaring Collection Storage Tour/American Keeper William Wierzbowski

PM:

  • 12:00 Mediterranean Collection Keeper Lynn Makowsky (Greek Gallery)
  • 12:30 Deputy Director, Babylonian Associate Curator Stephen Tinney and
  • Associate Curator Grant Frame (Pepper Gallery)
  • Egyptian Associate Curator Jennifer Wegner (Egypt-Mummies)
  • Near East Curator Brian Spooner (Pepper Gallery)
  • APezzati

    1:00 Archivist Alessandro Pezzati, Open House and Tour (Archives) (shown at right)
  • 2:00 African Collections Keeper Dwuane Latimer (Africa Gallery)
  • Oceanian Collections Keeper Adria Katz (Pepper Gallery)
  • Demonstration: Online Collections Database/ Database Manager Scott Williams
  • 2:30 Asian Art Assistant Curator Adam Smith (Rotunda)
  • European (Early Human) Curator Harold Dibble (Pepper Gallery)
  • 3:00 - 7:00 Education Open House, featuring Penn Museum collection-inspired artwork by area students (Community Engagement Classroom)
  • 3:30 Mediterranean Curator C. Brian Rose (Roman Gallery)
  • 4:00 Asian Collection Keeper Stephen Lang (Rotunda)
  • MEMBERS ONLY: Artifacts from the Vault/Curator in Charge of the American Section Clark Erickson (Collections Study Room)
  • BWierzbowski4:30 Behind-the-scenes Mainwaring Collection Storage Tour/American Keeper William Wierzbowski (shown at right)
  • 5:00 Near East Collection Keeper Katherine Blanchard (Iraq's Ancient Past)
  • American Associate Keeper William Wierzbowski (Southwest Gallery)
  • MEMBERS ONLY: Pre-lecture reception and toast with Director Julian Siggers
  • 5:30 Egyptian Curator David Silverman (Egypt-Mummies)
  • Near East Curator Holly Pittman (Iraq's Ancient Past)
  • Cultural Heritage Center Director Richard Leventhal (Pepper Gallery)
  • 6:00 Douglas G. Lovell, Jr. Annual "Reports from the Field"
  • Kolb Junior Fellows share current research:
  • Jordan Pickett, "Temples, Churches, and Cisterns: Late Antique Water Management at Jarash, Jordan"
  • Daira Nocera, "Excavations at the Villa of Emperor Maxentius in Rome"
  • Steve Renette, "Kani-Chaie and the Bazian Valley Archaeological Project: New Field work in the Unexplored Region of Iraqi Kurdistan"
  • 7:00 Physical Anthropology Curator Janet Monge (Human Evolution)
  • Mediterranean Collections Keeper Lynn Makowsky (Roman Gallery)
  • 7:30 Flashlight Tour of Egypt and Mummies Galleries*
  • 8:00 Archives Tour with Archivist Alessandro Pezzati
  • 8:30 Flashlight Tour of Egypt and Mummies Galleries*
  • 9:00 Flashlight Tour of Mediterranean Galleries*
  • 9:30 Flashlight Tour of Egypt and Mummies Galleries*

*All Flashlight tours led by Penn graduate students, "40 Winks with the Sphinx" sleepover program guides.

 Schedule subject to change.

Image credits (top to bottom): Entrance to Penn Museum (Penn Museum); Molly Gleeson working In the Artifact Lab (Jim Graham); American Section Associate Keeper Willam Wierzbowski (Penn Museum); Archivist Alessandro Pezzati (Penn Museum).

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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