Learning doesn’t stop once you leave the classroom – immerse yourself in a new culture, and uncover the research and archaeological breakthroughs that occur daily at Penn Museum! Our Lifelong Learning workshops provide your group with the opportunity for global learning by bringing you up close and personal with international educators, artists, and museum-affiliated archaeologists and anthropologists.
Learn more about a country directly from a person who lived there! This series provides a very personal interaction for your group. Our diverse workshops cover countries and cultures from the following continents or regions:
Archaeology and Anthropology Experts
Our museum-affiliated scholars share their experiences in the field through visuals, hands-on activities, and interactive discussions. Program include:
Biological and Forensic Anthropology
Performing Arts Around the World
Immerse your group in diverse cultural expressions. Local performing artists introduce cultural rituals, traditions and stories from around the world. These workshops utilize a range of arts to educate participants about vibrant cultural traditions.
In this workshop, Madhusmita Bora, a performer of the Sattriya Dance Company, takes you on a journey through a 600-year-old dance tradition. This dance was only preserved, nourished, and practiced by monks in a little island in Northeast India until recently. Your group will be exposed to stories from Hindu mythology through the dance, and will also learn about the monks and their lives. There will be masks, costumes, and props on display. Along the way, you will be led in movement exercises and will learn some vocabulary of this ancient Indian tradition. A group of less than 120 people receive a talk and dance demonstration without the formal performing costume. A group of more than 120 people can include a live dance performance with the formal performing costume.