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New Exhibit At Penn Museum To Showcase Artifacts From Iraq, Syria

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new exhibit will soon open at the Penn Museum, and CBS3 gained exclusive, first access to what is inside.

It’s called Cultures in the Crossfire, and it showcases more than 50 items from Iraq and Syria. 216 more words

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Philly Touch Tours Training: Developing Tours for Visitors with Vision Loss

At the Wharton Esherick Museum we encourage you to reach out and feel the edge of the Drop Leaf Desk or the elegant post of the… 577 more words

Philly.com: Penn Museum launches website featuring collection, films, lectures

From Philly .com: Penn Museum launches website featuring collection, films, lectures. “Perhaps the most interesting and unusual aspect of the vast project is a section of the website featuring archival footage documenting museum expeditions and projects. 60 more words

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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

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