Penn Museum’s “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies” exhibition project is highlighted.
Carol Muller of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her online class Listening to World Music, via Coursera.
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.
Compared to the rest of the United States, Philadelphia’s civic life is very healthy.
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.
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.