President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Julian Siggers as Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, effective July 1, 2012.

Dr. Siggers is currently vice president for programs, education, and content communication at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada’s largest research museum. He has also served as director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum and as head of narrative and broadcast development at the National Museum of Science and Industry in London. Dr. Siggers taught prehistoric archaeology for eight years at the University of Toronto, where he earned his PhD in 1997, with a specialization in Near Eastern prehistoric archaeology.

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