Talk:University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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A photo or two of the museum building/courtyards and the Harrison Rotunda would be nice additions - AKeen 04:02, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

Since when is the museum "commonly knowns as the UPM"? The University Museum is how I have always heard it referred to. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)


I have removed the following info from the page since it has been unsourced for a long time, and I never have found any reference of it elsewhere. "(and the subject of a dramatic theft and rescue some years ago; the crystal ball was discovered stowed in a bowling bag in the home a relative of one of the thieves, while its elegant silver stand, a stylized ocean wave, was found in a culvert not far from the Museum." - AKeen 16:13, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

It was rather big news in Philadelphia at the time; I found an Inquirer reference, although, alas, I couldn't substantiate my favorite detail, the bowling ball bag, in the archive summary available online. Robertissimo 22:49, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Museum's name[edit]

According to today's NYT editorial about the Exhibition on the Silk Road etc., the museum's current name is "Penn Museum." the article makes a point of the name change, but does not give a reference. (talk) 12:29, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

I think the website of the museum, which changed to, is a pretty good reason to change the lede, which I did. dm (talk) 14:50, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

2009 restructuring[edit]

I think the section is overweight for a museum article. At most it's two sentences in a "history" section of which there are no other details yet. Thoughts dm (talk) 14:51, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

University museum: section of oriental art  University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.[edit]

Jerezembel (talk) 23:13, 17 November 2012 (UTC)