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Annual Holiday Gift Guide
November 21, 2006, Volume 53, No. 13
Holiday Shopping and Events at the Penn Museum

Year of Egypt

Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration by exhibition curators David Silverman, Josef Wegner and Jennifer Houser Wegner. This illustrated volume examines the Amarna Period (1353-1322 BCE), during the reign of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, a generation filled with empire building and religious revolution. Available for $24.95.


The Penn Museum offers international celebration, music, shopping and family fun to bring everyone, of every culture, into the spirit of the season Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3.

Holiday Shopping Days: Year of Egypt

Penn Museum’s three shops—the Museum Shop, the Second Site shop and the Pyramid Shop for children—stocked for the holidays with a wide assortment of gift possibilities from around the world–offer three days of special discounts and special activities with 15% discount for PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff and students), HUPcard holders, and CHOP card holders. As always, shoppers will find a wealth of gift possibilities from around the world.  The focus this year, in keeping with Penn Museum’s “Year of Egypt,” are items reflecting Egypt, new and old, including reproductions of artifacts from the collection and the new exhibition Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun. A selection of new shop items can be viewed online at www.museum.upenn.edu/new/shop/r_egypt.shtml.

Sunday, December 3, 1-4:30 p.m.
11th Annual Peace Around  the World

This is Penn Museum’s annual free holiday event, a family afternoon of fun featuring multicultural entertainment with a focus on children around the world. Visitors can enjoy choral music in the galleries, plus games, face-painting, holiday craft workshops, food for all ages, and international music. The Museum Shops will offer a 10% discount on all purchases over $5. (20% for Museum members)—just in time for the holiday shopping season! The Museum Shop and Pyramid Shop for children offer holiday discount specials. For more information: (215) 898-4890.

While at the Penn Museum, take advantage of their many exhibitions including Trouble in Paradise: The Art of Polynesian Warfare, now through December 31 and Under European Eyes: Conquistadors and Arts of the New World, now through February 26, 2007. Also enjoy the Penn Museum’s diverse collection of permanent exhibits. For more information see www.museum.upenn.edu.


Almanac - November 21, 2006, Volume 53, No. 13