Celebrating Future Museum Leaders

Jul. 25, 2024

By Emmanuel Beatty

On National Intern Day, Emmanuel Beatty interviews seven of his peers, exploring their diverse department responsibilities as part of the Penn Museum’s paid summer internship program.

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Jul. 16, 2024

By Joyce White

The Science of Seeds

Joyce White, director of an archaeological project studying a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand, reveals the scientific methods archaeobotanists use to unlock the secrets contained within plant remains excavated from archaeological sites.


Jun. 27, 2024

By Corinne Muller

Safeguarding Culture in Conflict

As museums and monuments in Ukraine have been destroyed during war, Corinne Muller of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center reflects on recent collaborations around the world to preserve cultural heritage.

Community | Research

Jun. 12, 2024

By Qi Liu

Breaking Ground and Gender Norms

Penn senior Qi Liu examines the shift in the field of archaeology from a male-dominated discipline to one where women are in the majority.

Fieldwork | Students

May. 28, 2024

By Jasmine Wang, Mac McKillip, Sarah Hinkel

Fengshui for the Afterlife

Penn student curators learn about the making of a museum exhibition by exploring the contents of a 12th-century Chinese tomb in context with fengshui and cosmology.


May. 14, 2024

By Expedition Magazine Digital Extra

From Egypt, With Love

David O’Connor’s arrival to the Penn Museum in 1964 ushered in a new era of Egyptology in Philadelphia and beyond. But the famed archaeologist was also a dad—connecting with his young daughter across continents with these whimsical doodles.


Apr. 30, 2024

By Sarah Lavin

Preserving Buddhist Murals

It’s been nearly a decade since visitors could see the Penn Museum’s Buddhist Murals. Conservators are working to bring them back into view.