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Preserving the Past

from Penn Museum

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Learn how we care for our ancient artifacts as we broadcast live from our renowned Artifact Lab. Students will investigate the science behind deterioration and preservation by practicing the basics of conservation, viewing examples of conservation in the Museum’s collection and speaking with a Penn Museum conservator!

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00

Book two or more virtual workshops and get 10% off of your package.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1 person

Maximum participants:

10 classrooms of 30 students

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Inclement Weather Cancellations:
Please call the Learning Programs Department immediately if you need to cancel due to inclement weather.

General Cancellations:
Submit all cancellations in writing at least two weeks in advance, to outreach@pennmuseum.org.
-Phone messages will not be accepted
-Include “Cancellation” in email subject line
-Cancellation is only complete when you receive
confirmation from the Penn Museum.

About This Provider

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

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.

Outreach Program Manager

Program Details


1. Hello from the Penn Museum
(Audio/Visual Check)
2. Program Intro/Overview
(Purpose/Goal of Program)
3. What is conservation?
(Define word and purpose for conservation)
4. Conservation Practices
(Conservation demos and hands-on activity)
5. Conservator opens the Window
(Penn Museum conservator available for Q&A)


-Develop an understanding of the importance of conservation.
-Engage in a discussion about archaeological and museum practices.
-Explore work practices of a conservator.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CC.1.5.7.A Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly

CC.1.5.7.D Present claims and findings; emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciations.