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Penn Museum

The Penn Museum is one of the world’s premier museums of archaeology and anthropology. The museum supports over 50 expeditions and research projects worldwide, and houses three floors of galleries filled with art and artifacts from around the globe. Penn students play a crucial role in the life of the museum, and its specific resources make experiences available to our undergraduates that they would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. The Global Archaeology Field School has enabled Penn undergraduates to learn the skills of field archaeology in southern Tuscany as part of the Roman Peasant Project, while Summer Research Grants support individual students’ projects out in the field. The Clio Society trains undergraduates as museum docents, giving them invaluable experience as museum educators, and many of these docents also participate in the museum’s student advisory board. The new Archaeological Ceramics Laboratory provides a state-of-the-art environment for analytic research, while the brand new Collections Study Room ensures that faculty and students have direct access to the museum’s vast collection, which includes almost one million objects. Curatorial seminars give students a chance to think, under the guidance of professional curators, not only about the objects themselves but also about how they are presented to a diverse public. 

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