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Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council

The Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council (GAC) is a representative council that facilitates student involvement with the Penn Museum and collaboration with other interested graduate students. Any Penn graduate student at interested in opportunities at the Museum is welcome to join GAC.

GAC Mission

The Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council (GAC) is a representative council dedicated to facilitating lateral engagement among graduate students and promoting their involvement both as collaborative stakeholders within and as advisers to the Penn Museum.

GAC Objectives

  • To develop and maintain inclusive representation of graduate students from the various disciplines and departments that engage with the Penn Museum
  • To facilitate academic, professional, and social opportunities for graduate students within the Penn Museum
  • To build a collaborative relationship with the Penn Museum
  • To provide graduate students with a means to advise the Penn Museum on issues of interest to graduate students
  • To build interdisciplinary relationships among graduate students through the Penn Museum

Membership and Meetings

GAC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 12pm in Classroom L2 at the Penn Museum. GAC also organizes a weekly writing group, professional and academic development workshops, and social events, including trips to other Philadelphia institutions. Any interested graduate student enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania may become a member of the Penn Museum Graduate Advisory Council.

2019-2020 Schedule of Monthly Meetings

  • September 3: Introduction
  • October 1: Graduate Guides, Amanda Grady, Group Sales Manager
  • November 5: Upcoming Galleries on Ancient Egypt, Dan Rahimi, Director of Galleries
  • December 3: New Archives Corridor, Kate Quinn, Director of Exhibitions and Special Programs
  • February 4: Design of the New Africa Galleries, Joshua Lessard, Exhibition Architect and Designer
  • March 3: Using Tech in Museums, Jessica Milby, Manager of Digital Records, Archives, and Publications
  • April 7: Cultural Heritage Center, TBD

Structure of GAC

GAC is made up of the General Council and the elected Board, including President, Vice President, President Emeritus and Chairs of Communication, Professional Development, Academic Development, and Social Programming.

How to Get Invovled

For more information contact GAC President, Olivia Hayden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Penn Museum Research Liaison, Sarah Linn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Academic Engagement Department
215.898.1018