A Home for our Stuff: Building the Penn Museum

Category: Lecture

Length: 1:07:40

Video Date 01/02/2019
Film Description Ann Brownlee, Associate Curator, Mediterranean Section

The Penn Museum has been collecting "Great Stuff" for 130 years, and, from the start it has created Great Architecture to showcase its rich collections and to reflect rapidly changing thinking about object display.   The story begins in the 1890s, when the Museum turned to a talented team of Philadelphia's young "Queen Anne" superstars-- Wilson Eyre, Frank Miles Day, Walter Cope, and John Stewardson--to create a master plan and begin construction of a vast new building that could never be filled and was never finished.
Video Category Lecture