The Penn Museum, founded in 1887, has a collection of roughly one million objects. These objects are core to our mission of transforming understanding of the human experience through research, exhibitions, and public educational programs. The care and stewardship of objects is in the forefront of our remit. The following links provide details about our role in the development of the 1970 UNESCO Convention, our compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation act, and a Statement on Human Remains in the Penn Museum.
Find information about accessing the Penn Museum collection as a researcher or request to use the collections as part of your class.