10 APRIL 2007, PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Voice of America, a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government, named Penn Museum its Website of the Week on April 6th 2007. Reporter Art Chimes interviewed Penn Museum interim director Jerry Sabloff about the website's content. "The University of Pennsylvania Museum's website is really a natural outcropping of our mission," Dr. Sabloff noted. "First is archaeological and anthropological research around the world. Secondly, our collections, which number more than a million objects that have been collected over a 120-year history of the museum. And finally, public education."The interview was posted in the Science section of the Voice of America online site, a site estimated to reach a worldwide audience of more than 115 million people.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located at 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia, is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage. For general information, visitors may call (215) 898-4000, or visit the Museum’s award-winning website at http://www.penn.museum.