University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Member Appreciation Day

Saturday 25 March 2017
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Penn Museum

Museum Facade

Members are invited for a day of learning and adventure. With special fun and games planned for the kids, and the latest updates on excavations from notable Museum scholars, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Extra members-only discounts will also be offered in the Museum Shop and Pepper Mill Café.

Member Schedule of Events

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Discovering Cuneiform Tablets: Hands-On Workshop

Experience some of the world’s earliest writing firsthand. Dr. Phil Jones, Curator of the Babylonian Section, welcomes members for an exclusive look at cuneiform tablets from our extensive library, and a lesson in writing your own Sumerian phrases.


11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Idea Lounge: Open Hours

Make your mark on future Penn Museum exhibitions. Jessica Bicknell, Interpretive Planner, welcomes members to our newly-opened Idea Lounge for “drop in” hours and a series of interactivities that will shape the Museum’s next exhibitions.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Unearthed in the Archives

Take an up-close look at the history of the Penn Museum’s research and exhibitions through firsthand documents held in our archives. Led by Alex Pezzati, Archivist.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture: The Legacy of Tutankhamun

Dr. David Silverman, Curator of the Egyptian Section, explores the legacy of the young pharaoh and his legendary tomb.

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