“Delisha’s mother, Janet Africa, deserves to know where her child’s sacred remains are.”
Philadelphia activists, UPenn students, and journalists contributed to the reckoning centering the museum’s holdings of the remains of MOVE bombing victims.
Workers are charging the museum’s leadership with “obstructing the free and fair election process through anti-union activity.”
The museum has not yet addressed demands to terminate the curator who was in charge of the remains.
Janet Monge used the victim’s remains in an online course titled “Real Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology.”
The bones of Black Philadelphians killed in the 1985 airstrike have been kept at the museum for decades.
Students and activists have urged the museum at UPenn to abolish the Morton Collection and end use of data sourced from it.
Philadelphia activists accuse the museum of lack of transparency in its proceedings to repatriate the crania.
Activists and UPenn students have released a series of additional demands regarding the abolition of the Morton Cranial Collection.
The Global Guides program at the Penn Museum hires recent refugees from the Middle East to give personalized tours. The leader of my tour was Moumena Saradar, a refugee from Syria who has lived in Philadelphia for two years.
The Middle East Galleries are the first in a series of transformative gallery renovations taking place at the Penn Museum over the next several years.
The Digital Penn Museum is a new portal to thousands of objects, videos, lectures, and other archives of the institution for archaeology and anthropology.