- The Penn Museum’s latest exhibit makes use of some rarely seen space—the conservators’ laboratory. For two times a day during the run of “In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies,” visitors may pose questions and explore Egyptology on their own terms. For conservator Molly Gleeson, is also a learning opportunity. “It’s energizing to talk to the public … and people ask me really interesting questions — things that I hadn’t thought about.”
- Bart Blatstein is set to finally unveil the renderings for his controversial plan for a “world-class resort and casino complex” in the old Inquirer building at North Broad & Callowhill Streets, tonight at the Tendenza in another of his developments, the Piazza at Schmidts.
- Design work for Temple’s next library is expected to begin within the upcoming few months, says The Temple News. The state will fund the $140 million project, to be located on the west side of the 1900 block of North Broad, replacing the Brutalist monolith that is the Samuel Paley library.
- Plan Philly reports that the Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee has unanimously recommended that Brickstone Realty’s application for illuminated mesh signage atop the historic Lit Brothers building on Market East.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.