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Giving Priorities

Generous support to the Penn Museum’s Building Transformation Campaign has enabled us to unveil thousands of previously unseen artifacts, expand classroom and fieldwork opportunities for students, transform our signature spaces, and make the visitor experience accessible [and welcoming] to all.

We’re not stopping here! Under the leadership of new Penn Museum Williams Director Christopher Woods, we will continue to inspire impact. You are invited to join us in serving our communities with impactful programs, increasing access, advancing global discovery, and completing the transformation of our galleries—with our most monumental displays yet.

Two visitors examining an ancient Egyptian bust.

Support Museum Programs

Leadership unrestricted giving makes possible visionary programming—for all.

A school group in the Middle East Galleries, with hands raised to ask a guide questions.

Advance Equity

Our Philadelphia School District partnership provides enrichment to thousands of schoolchildren; paid student internships are creating a diverse pipeline of museum professionals; social justice collections stewardship will work with communities on repatriation towards atonement and repair.

An excavation of an ancient bakery in Abydos by archaeologists.

Expand Global Research and Teaching

Over more than a century, we’ve opened up endless exploration across six continents. New field work endowments will ensure our continued leadership in national and international field research and discovery.

Rendering of what the new Egypt Galleries will look like.

Complete our Building Transformation

The next phase—the most monumental yet—will unveil a new gallery of the Eastern Mediterranean and soaring galleries of ancient Egypt and Nubia, including a pharaonic palace and an intact, 4,500-year-old Tomb Chapel.


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