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Welcome & Leadership

Director Christopher Woods in front of the welcome plaques at the Museum.

Welcome to the Penn Museum.

It is my great pleasure—as the Penn Museum’s 12th director—to welcome you to enjoy our Museum’s collections and stories during a safe and awe-inspiring visit.

I invite you to experience three levels of galleries, including an entirely reimagined Main Level, with the new Sphinx Gallery just inside the Main Entrance, leading to powerful galleries of Africa and of Mexico and Central America. When you visit, you will also enjoy a range of new amenities that make the Penn Museum fully accessible to all visitors for the first time.

While we’d love to see you in person, I invite you to continue to experience the Penn Museum virtually and enjoy tours, conversations, films, crafts, and more from wherever you are in the world. You can even shop the Penn Museum through our new online store, which offers a wide range of unique gifts, kids’ activities, jewelry, accessories, books, and more for contactless pickup or delivery to your home.

I hope to see you—in our galleries or online—soon.

All the best,

Christopher Woods
Williams Director

  • Christopher Woods, Ph.D., Williams Director
  • Jess Bicknell, Director of Exhibitions
  • Genny Boccardo-Dubey, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jennifer Brehm, Merle-Smith Director of Learning & Community Engagement
  • Tia Jackson-Truitt, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer
  • Amanda Mitchell-Boyask, Deputy Director and Chief of Staff; Co-Interim Director of Development
  • Sheila Raman, Co-Interim Director of Development
  • Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Collections
  • Stephen J. Tinney, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Chief Curator, Head of Research
  • Jo Tiongson-Perez, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

The Penn Museum gratefully acknowledges the leadership and guidance of the members of its Board of Advisors and advisory councils.