2018-19 Welcome Back Program and Reception

Exploring Global Heritage: Sights and Sounds from Around the World
September 27th, 2018
Thank you all for your participation in the program. Please check back here in the coming days for photos from our event.

 In partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum), the Council is honored to host Exploring Global Heritage: Sights and Sounds from Around the World. This special program for high school teachers and students will kick-off education programming for the 2018-19 academic year.

Join us for a tour of the Penn Museum’s newly opened Middle East Galleries, with the museum’s new Global Guides: a diverse array of scholars, academics and guides from Syria and Iraq who will share deep cultural context to the art and artifacts within the exhibit. While self-touring the Egypt and China galleries, explore ancient civilizations dating back more than 10,000 years and observe how cultures have been preserved over time.  Finally, experience a music-focused workshop where attendees, through play and discussion, will be introduced to the themes and questions of South African cultural-political identity.

4:00 - 4:20 p.m.    Arrival and Reception (light refreshments included)
4:20 - 4:30 p.m.    Welcome Remarks & 2018-19 Education Programs Preview 
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.    Global Guide Tour (Middle East gallery)
5:15 - 5:45 p.m.    Self-guided Gallery Time (Upper Egypt and China galleries)
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.    International Classroom Workshop – Listening for a New Nation
6:30 p.m.                 Adjournment

This event is FREE to all schools with a 2018-19 Membership. If you have not yet secured a Membership, please click here.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

High School Membership

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