TREASURES Returned to Penn Museum on Oct. 26-28, 2012 with New Focus on Jewelry

More than two-dozen distinguished designers and dealers exhibited exceptional jewelry during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend as part of Women’s Committee 75th Anniversary celebration.

The Treasures 2012 Sale & Show was a spectacular event which featured more than two-dozen designers and jewelers offering a unique combination of antique, vintage and high-end jewelry. The renowned Asian and Egyptian galleries of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology provided  the setting for this visually exciting show. The presenting sponsor of TREASURES is Tiffany & Co.

The Show focus of jewelry was a perfect complement to the Museum’s signature collections, such as the rare Mesopotamian Ur artifacts on permanent display, and the River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte (which has been traveling since 2008). Volunteer docents working with Dr. Jane Hickman created special jewelry tours of the Museum’s collections for groups during the TREASURES weekend. Tours included wonderful Eturscan pieces, Navajo necklaces and Mayan jade, along with jewelry from Africa.

Proceeds from TREASURES benefit the Penn Museum’s educational and outreach programs.