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University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

  • University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia, PA)

Other form(s) of name

  • Museum of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn Museum
  • University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • University of Pennsylvania. University Museum
  • University Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Dates of existence

1887-present

History

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was one of the original two sponsors of the Lakes’ expedition to Van, Turkey, in 1937, joined by the Biblical Literature Department of Brown University. The department sponsored the 1938 field season. Penn’s sponsorship was ended in 1939 upon the decision of expedition leaders, Kirsopp and Silva Lake.

“Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery, with the mandate of research, teaching, collections stewardship, and public engagement—the four “pillars” of what we do.”

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US LCNAF n 90687613

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DDO-ICFA

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

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Draft

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Anne-Marie Viola on October 1, 2014.

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