Penn. Museum

Client: University of Pensylvania Museum

Project: Near East Gallery Interpretation Masterplan

Collaborators: Haley Sharpe Design

In 2016, TGAC has been working with exhibition designers, Haley Sharpe Design, creating the Interpretation Masterplan for the redisplay of Penn. Museum’s Near East Galleries.


This has meant a number of trips over to the states to visit the illustrious site, meet and workshop with the curatorial, collections and education teams. There have been tours through some of the oldest collections in the world, including very impressive cuneiform tablets, crushed skulls and a unmissable opportunity to delve into and make accessible the unique and important collections which have built up over 100+ years of continual excavation and research undertaken by Penn. teams to uncover the ancient civilisations.


In developing the interpretation masterplan we have been working through some of the themes that relate the creation of and life in some of the earliest known about societies of the ancient worlds uncovering epic tales, relatable truths and biblical connections.


We are using this interpretation opportunity to showcase some of the connections between the past and present, examining some of the fundamentals of what it means to live in societies across space and time and granting unparallelled access to an incredible collection.

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