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Kim Glovas
September 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
Museum lovers can take full advantage of history, culture and art on Saturday — all for free. Read more here about the 15th annual Museum Day, hosted by Smithsonian magazine.
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The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home tonight. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.
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Ian Bush
June 12, 2019 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere has a new home Wednesday night. It's still at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, but the colossal Egyptian artifact was moved to a front-and-center spot set to be opened later this year, and the journey was a monumental...
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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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Shara Dae Howard
December 03, 2018 - 4:52 pm
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...
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Shara Dae Howard
November 09, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Penn Museum has added Archaeology in the A.M. to its family access programs designed for teens and young adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities Archaeology in the A.M. pairs exploring the lives of the ancients with making new friends, according to...
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Traveling While Black
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Shara Dae Howard
November 09, 2018 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Penn Museum is hosting a one-person play that explores travel and the black experience. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ autobiographical journey "I Wonder As I Wander," Idris Cooper-Anifowoshe examines the stresses of African-American travel from historical...
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Tours of Middle East Galleries at Penn Museum will now be led by refugees and immigrants
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Shara Dae Howard
October 06, 2018 - 10:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's no longer just teachers and retirees leading tours. The Penn Museum is introducing gallery tours led by immigrants and refugees in its new Middle East Galleries. What better way to learn about another culture than to speak to someone from that culture? That's the...
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