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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

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

2018 – General Operating Support

2017 – General Operating Support

2017 – Programming – Title 1 School Outreach Program

2016 – General Operating Support

2015 – General Operating Support

2014 – Programming – Title 1 School Outreach Program

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

2003 – Publication – “Objects of Everlasting Esteem: Masterpieces from the North American Indian Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum”

To learn more, visit Penn Museum.


Mummy mobile. Photo courtesy of Penn Museum

Photo courtesy of Penn Museum

Photo courtesy of Penn Museum

Mummy mobile. Photo courtesy of Penn Museum

Photo courtesy of Penn Museum

Photo courtesy of Penn Museum


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