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CLIO Society

Clio Society members.

Clio Society is the Penn Museum’s undergraduate student interest group. All undergraduate students are welcome to join!

Named after the Greek Muse of history, Clio Society brings together undergraduate students who share a common interest in and appreciation for museums, culture, and art. In joining this club, members will gain a greater understanding of world cultures, arts and culture professions, and the museum field. Members have the opportunity to, among other things, train to become Museum Daily Dig speakers, volunteer for Museum programming, invite guest speakers, organize events for students, and attend Clio sponsored visits to other museums.


To stay up to date on what’s happening for students at the Museum, sign up for Clio Society’s newsletter.

What We Do
Students holding 'we escaped the museum' signs. Students in the Collections Study Room. Students giving a gallery talk.

The Clio Society welcomes other Penn students to the Museum for special events like movie nights, workshops, and social gatherings.

Clio Members have the rare opportunity to see collections in areas of Museum storage. Keepers lead a tour through collections storage areas, then chat with Clio members over pizza.

Do you have a favorite gallery or object in the Museum? Want to share your knowledge with others? Clio gives you the opportunity to learn about objects in our collection and present your findings to other students and guests! Train on our Daily Dig program to learn how to give exciting talks in the galleries.