Treasure hunt

The Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum is bringing back its signature fundraiser, “TREASURES,” from Oct. 26-28. Tickets are $15 for the show or $25 for the show and admission to Museum exhibition “MAYA 2012: Lords of Time” (both tickets also include regular Museum admission).

More than two-dozen designers and jewelers from across the country will transform the Museum Rotunda and Upper Egypt galleries into a magnificent showcase for their collections of fine jewelry, as well as antique, vintage, and estate jewelry for purchase. Jewelry on display inside the Museum galleries includes Etruscan pieces, “squash blossom” Navajo necklaces, Mayan jade, Ethiopian jewelry made from silver coinage, as well as beaded jewelry associated with the Maasai. The show will also feature a talk on the Penn Museum’s jewelry collection by Jane Hickman, editor of Expedition magazine and special assistant for Museum programs, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m.

For a list of exhibitors and a schedule of events, call 215-898-9202 or visit the Penn Museum Women’s Committee website, http://wcpennmuseum.com/ and click on “Treasures 2012 Jewelry Show & Sale” on the left side of the page.

Originally published on October 11, 2012