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

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — better known as the Penn Museum — has roughly one million objects in its collection. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the world's cultural heritage.

Reaching Out to the Underserved

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The four-stage School Outreach Program will provide interactive, comprehensive exposure to the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Rome. Not only are these cultures well-represented in the museum's collection, but they also align directly with Common Core curricula, so the visits will enhance what students are learning in the classroom.  In addition to guided tours, interactive experiments in the museum offer a hands-on introduction to the ancient cultures. For instance, a "mummification ceremony" workshop teaches essential elements of Egyptian beliefs, as well as the STEM concepts involved.  Participating students and teachers also receive a one-year Household Membership at the Penn Museum, so they can continue visiting and learning.

GRoW Support

2019

General Operating Support

Programming - Unpacking the Past

2018

General Operating Support

2017

General Operating Support

Programming - Title 1 School Outreach Program

2015

General Operating Support

2014

Programming - Title 1 School Outreach Program

2013

General Operating Support

2012

Exhibition - "Maya 2012: Lords of Our Time"

2010

General Operating Support & Exhibition - "Native American Voices"

2006

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

2004

General Operating Support

2003

Operations - The Gregory Annenberg Weingarten Curator of the North American Section

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