2017-2018 Annual Report

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The Penn Museum is a place of discoveries large and small, every day—in our galleries, labs, field sites, and classrooms. In 2017–2018, 63 Penn Museum curators and consulting scholars and Penn students were supported by the Museum in conducting research across the world, on a range of projects. The Museum also opened two special exhibitions and worked through the Penn Cultural Heritage Center to preserve global cultural heritage.

crane at a giant ancient dig site

Fieldwork and Research

The Museum supported a range of research projects conducted by curators, keepers, and consulting scholars, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.

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student examining a doll

And So the Story Goes

Three student interns curated an exhibition about how cultures have innovated storytelling through objects.

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woman staring at a portrait exhibit

Bearing Witness

This unique special exhibition showcases an anthropological research project on the 2010 “Tivoli Incursion” and its effects.

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five young adults and a man in front of a map

Penn Cultural Heritage Center

Thie PennCHC works to protect and preserve cultural heritage around the world.

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