Museum News & Announcements
November 2015—It all began with a passion for Korean cultural heritage, and the Korean Fighter Kite, the Bang’Pae Yon, in particular, by a determined group of enthusiasts, the Korean Kite Fliers Society.
Special thanks to Global Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia, and the many business and cultural leaders who helped to make this happen.
Unpacking the Past: Penn Museum Launches Innovative New Middle School ProgramDesigned to Spark STEM Learning through Museum Engagement* * * *Private Grant-Funded Program Aims to Reach School District of Philadelphia,KIPP, and Mastery Charter School 7th Graders and Their Families FALL 2014—Curators and staff at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology know that ancient Egyptian culture and the practice of mummification fascinate visitors. Coming face-to-face with real materials from ancient Egypt and other cultures is an experience few forget. Beginning this fall, 7th graders in School District of Philadelphia schools, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), and Mastery Charter Schools, their teachers—and even the students' families—have an opportunity to delve deeper into the rich material culture and traditions of ancient Egypt and the ancient Roman Empire. Students can discover more about the ancient past, all while tapping into "Common Core" curriculum standards in language arts, math, and science, through an innovative new, multi-stage program, Unpacking the Past, at the Penn Museum.