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American Runic Tour 2016

The aim of Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America is to tell the story of how the Kensington Rune Stone emerged as sacred, civic totem that embodied the aspirations and anxieties of Minnesotans in the twentieth century. 656 more words

Vikings

Fall '16 MCOM Independent Study Projects

One of the many strengths of the Museum Communication program is the professional or “in the field” learning opportunities offered to students. These include independent study, internship, and thesis capstone supervised, site-based professional development and hands-on learning opportunities. 508 more words

Museum Communication

Wrapping up Midas

About the end of the 7th century BC, Phyrgia was conquered by the Lydians and after them, the Persians captured Gordion.  The massive walls and gates built by the Phyrgians were overcome by a giant earthen siege ramp pushed against one fort, which provided a launching place for arrows and firebrands.  107 more words

History

More African Textiles in Philly

In my previous post I told about the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit of wax prints. After seeing that, I went up one floor to the “Threads of Traditions” exhibit.  674 more words

Weaving

UPenn’s Four New Minor Concentrations

Having achieved a BA in psychobiology as well as a medical degree and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Mitchell Blutt went on to become one of the first physicians to head his own healthcare investment firm, called Consonance Capital. 207 more words

Mitchell Blutt

Finding Aid Friday: Philadelphia Edition

This weekend I’m heading to Philadelphia to see the Bearded Ladies Cabaret school Kronenbourg 1664 drinkers, drag queen adorers, history aficionados, and free show lovers on the… 474 more words

Archives

On taking a pottery class and how that has shaped my perception of artifacts

Like many students of archeology, I never taking a ceramics course would be a betterment to my artifact identifying skills. Last spring, I had finished my requirements and had a free class to do whatever with, and after a challenging fall semester, I decided to take a no-homework course.   207 more words

History