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In the Public Eye

November 26, 2012

Penn Museum’s “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies” exhibition project is highlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com

A Class Where Opening Minds, Not Earning Credits, Is the Point

November 19, 2012

Carol Muller of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her online class Listening to World Music, via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times

The Hidden Gems of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Collection

Penn Museum, home to one of the finest collections of ancient Egyptian and Nubian artifacts in the United States, has more than 42,000 objects in its Egyptian Section.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 9, 2012

Penn's Meredith Broussard Measures Philadelphia’s Civic Health

Compared to the rest of the United States, Philadelphia’s civic life is very healthy.

Elite Education for the Masses

November 3, 2012

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the “unexpected intimacy” of the large online classes offered via Coursera.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Mayan-style Day of the Dead at Penn

November 1, 2012

Penn Museum’s upcoming Day of the Dead celebration is highlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com

Tasty Art Snacks

October 30, 2012

Amy Sadao, new director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | (215) 898-4045October 31, 2012

Penn Museum Presents Day of the Dead Celebration

PHILADELPHIA, 2012—Penn Museum offers a Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration with a distinctively Maya focus Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Visitors will view an imposing Day of the Dead Altar created just for the event, watch dancers from two local music and cultural groups, enjoy storytelling and traditional crafts, and hear about Day of the Dead traditions and variations practiced around the world. Day of the Dead at the Penn Museum is cosponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617October 24, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents '9 Perspectives'

PHILADELPHIA — “9 Perspectives On a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in the University of Pennsylvania’s Art Collection of more than 800 prints acquired during the last 100 years and will open at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 12.

Artifact Conservation on Display at the Penn Museum

Visitors to the Penn Museum have long had the opportunity to marvel over the beauty and rarity of the many artifacts on display. But until now, they’ve never had the chance to see the actual process of discovery that goes into restoring and preserving each artifact.