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The Digital Penn Museum

By: Michael Condiff

The Digital Penn Museum has officially launched and is the culmination of multiple projects over what amounts to, after some reflection, almost the entirety of my seven years at 3260 South Street. None of these projects were full-time endeavors but steady, incremental progress over time allowed for it all to come together as a fantastic […]


#MyPennMuseum: Using Facebook to Engage Penn Students

By: Stephanie Mach

My name is Leo Page-Blau, and I am a work-study student in the Academic Engagement Department at the Penn Museum. I am a sophomore studying Communication and the Modern Middle East at Penn. As part of the Academic Engagement Department, I work to engage Penn students in the Museum’s collections and resources. Social media has […]


Ecuador, Audiovisual Heritage, and Watson Kintner shines again.

By: Kate Pourshariati

Watson Kintner’s 1940s films have deep significance for people in Ecuador


Mr. Kintner meets TedX

By: Kate Pourshariati

Recently the Archives department had a request for footage of Morocco, which turned out to be for a film about current day and historic use of water in Rabat. Once again Watson Kintner’s beautiful Kodachrome footage (1951, etc.) has had another outing in the world, this time returned to Rabat where the filmmaker has presented […]


Digital Archaeology – Uncovering a Website

By: Michael Condiff

Sometime in 2009, before I came to the museum, there was a major migration in both server, platform and URL of the Museums’ website.  These were necessary and progressive moves in the ever changing technological landscape, however, it was not without cost.  In the same way time and earth might cover  over the traces of […]


Penn Museum Launches Online Collections Database

By: Gabrielle Niu

Just this week, the Penn Museum launched its Online Collections Database. This brand new resource currently encompasses over 314,000 object records and is illustrated with 46,000 images, stats that are expected to increase as the project moves forward. A keyword as well as an advanced search allow users to casually browse or specifically search for […]


Rugs and Facebook: “Battleground War Rugs from Afghanistan”

By: Gabrielle Niu

With the political uprisings that have swept across the Middle East and Northern Africa in the past few months, we see the important role that social media has played in elucidating the general public as well as in creating and portraying a cohesive national voice for the people themselves during times of conflict.  Without the […]


Museums and the Social Media Scene

By: Gabrielle Niu

The New York Times is hosting a twitter conversation on Thursday, March 17th between 1pm and 2pm, Eastern time, on the subject of social media and museums. Technology officers from museums including the Met, SF MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art will discuss the role of the internet and social media […]


One Search to Rule Them All

By: Michael Condiff

Over the past couple of months the I.T. department had received several inquires about not being able to find specific content on our website. After getting some time to test the Search Functionality myself I had to concur that what had been implemented at the launch of the website two years ago was not going […]


Welcome to Penn Museum 2.0!

By: Amy Ellsworth

It’s official. I just sent out the email to several of my colleagues enlisting them in the ranks of our new blog army. (I will have to come up with a less martial analogy if I want really want them to participate: blog herd, blog troupe, maybe.) Soon these pages will be filled with insightful […]


Native American Voices at the Penn Museum

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