Penn Museum Building Transformation
Penn Museum

Gateway to Egypt

Opening Fall 2019

The Gateway to Egypt leads from the Main Entrance Hall to both levels of the Egypt & Nubia Galleries. Widening the previously narrow passage and replacing walls with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the inner courtyard garden will make the new Gateway accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

The light-filled passageway will lead to a new elevator and staircase that link the lower and upper Egypt & Nubia Galleries, transforming visitors’ ease of access throughout the building. New restrooms on both gallery floors will also be accessed through the Gateway.

Ready to make transformation possible?


To learn more about recognition opportunities in our building revitalization project, please contact
Therese Marmion (215.898.3165) or Kristen Lauerman (215.573.5251) in the Penn Museum Major Gifts Office.