University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

With 1 million objects from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean in its collection, the Philadelphia-based museum aims to advance our understanding of the world's cultural heritage.

Advancing Our Understanding of the Human Experience

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (better known as the Penn Museum) houses a robust education department that reaches diverse communities across the state. Its four-stage School Outreach Program provides interactive exposure to the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. Not only are these cultures well-represented in the museum's collection, the program also aligns directly with Common Core curricula, so visits will enhance what students are learning in the classroom. In addition, interactive experiments offer a hands-on introduction to ancient cultures, such as a "mummification ceremony" workshop that teaches essential elements of Egyptian beliefs and the STEM concepts involved.

GRoW Support

2023

General Operating Support 

2022

General Operating Support 

2021

Programming - Unpacking the Past

General Operating Support

2020

General Operating Support

2019

Golden Gala Presenting Sponsor

Programming - Unpacking the Past

2018

General Operating Support

2017

General Operating Support

Programming - Title 1 School Outreach Program

2016

General Operating Support

2015

General Operating Support

2014

Programming - Title 1 School Outreach Program

2013

General Operating Support

2012

Exhibition - "Maya 2012: Lords of Our Time"

2011

General Operating Support

2010

General Operating Support & Exhibition - "Native American Voices"

2006

Exhibition - "Amarna, Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun"

2004

General Operating Support

2003

Operations - Gregory Annenberg Weingarten Endowment Fund for Curator of the North American Section

Publication - "Objects of Everlasting Esteem: Masterpieces from the North American Indian Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum"