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At PAFA not only have women claimed space, they’re making history purpose

Sep. 13, 2021 9:12 am

At PAFA not only have women claimed space, they’re making history

Photographer Deborah Willis, curator Brittany Webb, and board chair Anne McCollum are part of the art school and museum's effort to be "fully reflective of community" and look at "history that hasn’t been told and all the spaces of marginality."
Federal support has shored up nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many groups are still struggling funding

Mar. 16, 2021 9:19 am

Federal support has shored up nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many groups are still struggling

The new stimulus package includes $7.25 billion in PPP loans, and has $470 million in support to U.S. arts and cultural organizations.
If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer purpose

Feb. 25, 2021 7:02 am

If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer

From touch tours to multi-sensory traveling boxes to ingenious alternatives in online programming, the museum in the heart of University City makes anthropology and archaeology come alive for blind and visually impaired patrons.
Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday? purpose

Nov. 24, 2020 8:57 am

Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday?

This holiday gift guide highlights 17 nonprofit online shops and museum stores to check out Nov. 29 and beyond.
Another day, another scandal. How should nonprofits assess and address public controversies? purpose

Feb. 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Another day, another scandal. How should nonprofits assess and address public controversies?

There is no clear consensus, no playbook for Philly nonprofits to follow in the event of public controversy and scandal, but maybe there should be.
Use arts and culture as a platform for social justice, says this teen purpose

Nov. 19, 2019 1:47 pm

Use arts and culture as a platform for social justice, says this teen

"It is so important for local artists of all mediums to spread these strong messages," says Sabirah Mahmud, a member of the STAMP Teen Council, and Global Climate Strike activist.
Barnes Foundation’s virtual reality program combines high-tech gadgets with low-tech community building purpose

Sep. 30, 2019 11:30 am

Barnes Foundation’s virtual reality program combines high-tech gadgets with low-tech community building

"It’s a way to go into communities, meet them where they are, invite them into the museum, and then encourage them to come back," says Ana Gamboa, the museum's special project coordinator.
Show us our history results

Mar. 1, 2019 10:57 am

Show us our history

Drexel University says it will tend to the shuttered Philadelphia History Museum's collection of artifacts. That's a good thing, isn't it?
Here’s how the Penn Museum wants to engage visitors with vision loss method

Nov. 30, 2017 11:18 am

Here’s how the Penn Museum wants to engage visitors with vision loss

The history museum is expanding on the "touch tours" it's been offering for more than five years at some of its galleries.
Penn Museum hopes 2,379 miniature boats will remind of the cultural heritage at stake in Syria purpose

Sep. 8, 2017 11:25 am

Penn Museum hopes 2,379 miniature boats will remind of the cultural heritage at stake in Syria

Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj needs help to build all those boats in an upcoming community art event on Sept. 17, which will mark 2,379 days that have passed since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

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