Experience “Highlights of the Galleries” with new iPod Touch tour

November 22, 2011

Visitors can now explore Penn Museum’s world-class galleries in a brand new way, with the “Highlights of the Galleries” iPod Touch tour! This fun and fact-filled tour,  featuring translations in English, Spanish and American Sign Language, guides visitors through each of the Museum’s permanent galleries, helping them take a closer look at some of the most intriguing objects along the way.

The tour provides listeners with vibrant descriptions of the Museum’s unique artifacts, delving into the objects’ cultural relevance and their pathways to the Museum galleries. Beginning in the Lower Egypt gallery, listeners will find themselves traversing continents and centuries as the tour continues through Central America, Asia, the Middle East and onward. Learn about the Egyptian mummification process, the politics of ancient Rome, the wedding attire of American Indians and so much more in this (roughly) 75-minute adventure.

The tour includes an introduction from Dr. Richard Hodges, Williams Director of the Penn Museum, and was made possible by the Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum and a special gift from longtime Women’s Committee member and Museum supporter Doris Samitz.

Can’t get here to visit? Check out our playlist of stops along the Highlights of the Galleries tour, featuring actor and comedian CJ Jones.