This month, the architecture industry is headed to Philadelphia for three days of lectures, meetings, and some real-life, business-card-swapping networking. What should you see during AIA Convention 2016?
The Penn Museum: You’re not likely to see any ancient artifacts on the AIA Expo floor (cue the jokes about outdated building technologies). For that, you’ll need to catch a ride across town to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as the Penn Museum. Originally designed as a collaboration among three Philadelphia architectural firms—Wilson Eyre, Cope & Stewardson, and Frank Miles Day & Brother—construction began in 1899 with subsequent additions through 2004. The structure mixes a range of architectural styles, from Victorian revival to Eclecticism to post-Modern, with a prominent outdoor courtyard and cavernous interior galleries housing collections of archaeological and ethnographic objects from around the world, including one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Nubian artifacts in the U.S. For more information on how to get to the museum and what to see, click here.
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