University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world’s cultural heritage. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean world, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas and Africa.
Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum is housed in a grand, Renaissance and eclectic-style historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. The Museum features more than 25 galleries displaying artifacts from around the globe. Penn Museum has sent more than 400 research expeditions around the world, collected more than a million objects, and is currently engaged In more than 75 research projects around the globe.
The Museum continues to undertake field and laboratory research to produce significant knowledge about the human past and present. The Museum is committed to developing engaging exhibits, educational programs, and electronic communications about the human condition, providing opportunities to experience authentic cultural materials and contribute meaningful and enjoyable experiences about what it means to be human.