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Theft, Flickr, Cahoots, and More!

By: Amy Ellsworth

I forgot to mention another act of theft I committed in cahoots with my friend Flickr, in addition to the thievery I committed in my last post. I came across the very entertaining flickr set created by the venerable Smithsonian called Smithsonian Through Your Lens where visitors posted photos of their own experience. Again, I […]


Meet the Staff

By: Amy Ellsworth

Most museum professionals make a point to scan the industry landscape for daily feeds on what their colleagues and counterparts are up to. We call this “sourcing inspiration” in order to inform our own projects and generate ideas for new directions in actualizing our mission. This action often amounts to plain and simple stealing, thinly […]


Penn Museum Video on WHYY

By: Amy Ellsworth

WHYY has a great video about the Penn Museum on their Friday Arts page today. The video features Dr. Richard Hodges, the Museum’s Williams Director, Dr. Richard Zettler, co-curator of Iraq’s Ancient Past, Dr. David Silverman, co-curator of Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun, and Alex Pezzatti, Penn Museum Archivist. At minute 22:35 you […]


Boy Scouts at the Penn Museum

By: Bea Jarocha-Ernst

Every day that something cool comes out of our archives image database is a good day.  There are just so many amazing photos from years gone by relating to all sorts of stuff! Most recently we came across this gem. The Development Office’s awesome intern, Jessica, has been putting together some marketing and outreach letter […]


Electronics Recycling

By: Michael Condiff

A lot of the materials in computers and monitors are very harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. Over time computer equipment becomes antiquated and or broken and it is the job of the I.T. department to follow Penn policy and recycle this e-waste. As Penn Museum has transitioned from the large CRT […]


Sign Language iPod Tours

By: Amy Ellsworth

We just finished taping the American Sign Language (ASL) Tours for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired with SignWorld TV. The video tour features actor and comedian CJ Jones signing in the galleries. The Highlights of the Galleries in ASL tour will be available on iPods as well as a video download on the website in […]


Crating and Packing

By: Stephen Lang

After spending some time in Osaka seeing the sites, ( bunraku, fugu, kobe beef, Ceramics Museum, shopping) I headed to the city of Nara ready to get down to work.  I arrived at the museum with the intention of condition reporting  our statue and its base and then overseeing the crating of each.  If time […]


Minpaku!

By: Stephen Lang

I visited the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka (MINPAKU).  It was incredible. see: http://www.minpaku.ac.jp/english/museum/exhibition/ They had a design award in their lobby prominently displayed and I found out why.   The museum galleries are just packed with objects of every kind and sort. The majority of the material seemed to be from the 18th century […]


Power Down Garden Party

By: Bea Jarocha-Ernst

The Museum’s Development Office is happy to have a Penn student, Jessica Bell, as our intern this summer.  We hope to show her the full gamut of what development does and one of those things is special events.  Her first project on her first day was to label and help stuff all of those buckets […]


Planes, trains, and buses.

By: Stephen Lang

Well I made it to Japan in one piece.  The journey was not very pleasant, even though I did get to fly business class.  This sometimes happens when the borrowing institution wants you to be able to get some sleep on the plane, particularly when there isn’t much time to get over jet lag.  I […]


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