University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Penn Teachers

Experience the collection firsthand in the classroom.

Request a Class Visit

The Collections Study Room serves as a laboratory where students can examine and discuss Museum artifacts from our storerooms firsthand. Professors are encouraged to lead their students to observe, interpret, synthesize, analyze and organize our material culture in this space. The room can accommodate up to 20 students and includes 5 state-of-the-art storage cabinets, a photography station, and an interactive SMART Board, along with Academic Engagement staff to help you design your curriculum around object-based learning.

While we recommend that object-based learning works best with smaller groups, we can accommodate groups larger than 20 in other Museum classrooms.

To request a visit to the Collections Study Room, please fill out the Request Form at least three weeks in advance of your potential visit.

For more on the Collections Study Room, read our blog post, "If You Build it, They Will Come".

I bring all my students down here, I love coming here. The methodology session that my students did last year where we recreated a tomb assemblage–the papers they wrote for that class were just spectacular! It was amazing.

Campbell Grey, Associate Professor of Classical Studies on his Problems in Greek and Roman History class visit to the Collections Study Room


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