Penn Museum's new program offers endless insights into mysteries of the world

Shara Dae Howard
December 03, 2018 - 4:52 pm
Penn Museum is piloting a new program that gives visitors a personalized look into ancient artifacts and caretaking from the perspective of a museum specialist.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn Museum is piloting a new program that gives visitors a personalized look into ancient artifacts and caretaking from the perspective of a museum specialist. 

"This short free program gives everyone as a visitor a sound bite about what they're working on and their perspectives," said Ellen Owens with the museum. 

The Penn Museum is home to remarkable objects spanning vast cultures, time and oceans. Their new program tells visitors those powerful stories from the experts who know them best. 

"The Daily Dig is a program that offers any visitor 15 minutes with a person throughout the museum in a different area of expertise," she said. 

It's an exploration of cultures, context and caretaking. 

"We have people who are often not accessible by the public who are experts on different topics, from grad students doing research or excavations in particular parts of the world, to conservators that are working on our objects to curators," she said. 

The program, which is free of cost, begins everyday at 1 p.m. and runs through February.