About Us

The Penn Cultural Heritage Center recognizes that cultural heritage is a key issue that shapes the pathways of archaeological research, the ethics of studying the past, the identity politics of indigenous and national communities, the globalization of the antiquities trade, and the future of museums. The Center will develop programs and activities in order to foster public and scholarly awareness regarding cultural heritage.

What is the PennCHC?

The Penn Cultural Heritage Center (PennCHC) is a research, outreach, and educational center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

What is Cultural Heritage?

Cultural heritage encompasses all the elements that a community uses to construct its identity and its sense of the past, the present, and the future.


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