July 12, 2018Erin Connelly, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Libraries Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, is Analyzing Stains in Medieval and Early Modern Books
Connelly, a postdoctoral fellow at the Penn Libraries Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, is part of a national team of researchers who for the past year analyzed stains they found on parchment, paper, and bindings in medieval and early modern books. They gathered scientific data on 40 medieval manuscripts from five institutions, using the innovative approach of high-tech scanning.
July 12, 2018Monument Lab Receives Knight Foundation Prototype Fund Grant for Civic Portal
Civic Portal, spearheaded by Ken Lum and Paul Farber, will encourage public input on new forms of historical monuments through a digital tool that allows users to identify locations, topics and create designs for potential public art and monuments in our cities.
June 29, 2018Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Recognized in the 2018 CODAawards Top 100 Design Projects
The Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center was recognized in the 2018 CODAawards Top 100 most successful design projects that integrate commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space.
June 26, 2018Photographic Memory, a Collaboration Between Slought and SP2
Slought and Penn School of Social Policy & Practice have collaborated on Photographic Memory, an exhibition of archival imagery by Maurice Sorrell (1914-1998), the first Black member of the White House Photographers Association, on display at Slought from June 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018.
June 26, 2018Penn Museum Sphinx Goes Under Wraps for Conservation Starting July 9
For the first time in 105 years, the Penn Museum’s sphinx will be taken out of public view for an extended period of time. Starting on July 9, the colossal stone creature will be under wraps for an estimated four to six years while artifacts in the Egypt galleries undergo conservation and the spaces undergo a major renovation.