From our homes to yours, the new Living Room Lecture series brings some learning into happy hour: each Thursday evening, a Museum expert chats about their work from their own couch, over a drink. We encourage you to raise your own glass (of an age-appropriate beverage) with our lecturer as you learn more about their research. No prior knowledge or experience is required—everyone is welcome to enjoy these casual discussions.
Each week, the Living Room Lecture goes live on the Museum’s Facebook page at 5:30 pm, with an opportunity to ask questions of our experts.
To access the live-stream with a Facebook account
Open Facebook and search for “Penn Museum”
Click the “Like” button (beneath the main cover photo of the Sphinx Gallery) to like and follow Penn Museum on Facebook
For regular updates about this event and to leave questions for the lecturer to answer during the live-stream, RSVP “Going” in the Living Room Lecture event page (on the Museum’s Facebook page), and comment in the Discussion tab.
At 5:25 pm on the evening of the Living Room Lecture, go to the Museum’s Facebook page. The live-stream will begin at 5:30. Make sure you’ve got your refreshments handy!
At 5:30, in the bottom left corner of the screen, a small pop-up box should appear that will say, “Penn Museum is now live,” with an image of the live-stream. Click on the box to watch the Living Room Lecture. You may comment and ask questions throughout the live-stream session.
To access the live-stream without a Facebook account
Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow the public to watch live-stream videos if the user does not have a Facebook account. However, we are sharing recordings of these live-stream videos below—the newest Living Room Lecture video will be uploaded within a few days of the live-stream.
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Past Living Room Lectures
Digging in the Mediterranean
with Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology