The Penn Museum invites everyone to share in the thrill of discovery, through our ongoing research around the world, our galleries and exhibitions, and our teaching initiatives. In 2018–2019, 14 Penn Museum curators and consulting scholars and 33 Penn undergraduate and graduate students were supported by the Museum in conducting research across the world, on a range of projects. Within the Museum, our Academic Engagement Department engages Penn students at every level. The Museum also opened two special exhibitions: Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display and Memory Keepers: Why Objects Matter.
The Academic Engagement Department (AED) at the Penn Museum brought record numbers of Penn faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students to the Museum during the 2018–19 academic year.
From Discovery to Display
In February 2019, the Museum opened a very special exhibition featuring more than 200 objects from Egypt with a behind-the-scenes vantage point.
Since 2014, the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM)—a joint endeavor between the Penn Museum and the Penn School of Arts and Sciences—has brought together expertise in the archaeological sciences, laboratory facilities, and museum collections. In 2019, CAAM turned five years old.
This exhibition brought together objects from multiple Museum curatorial sections to examine how objects help us remember our past, the places from which we come, and the relationships we most value.
In 2018–2019, 14 Penn Museum curators, keepers, and consulting scholars were supported by the Museum in conducting research across the world, on a range of projects.
Founded at the Penn Museum in 2008, the Penn Cultural Heritage Center (PennCHC) is at the forefront of university-based organizations dedicated to the identification and protection of cultural heritage around the world.