Objects on Loan

The Penn Museum has an active loan program involving institutions all over the world. Encompassing artifacts from the Museum's many sections—African, American, Asian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Near East, and Oceanian—as well as the Museum Archives, these loans generally form part of larger exhibitions curated and designed by other museums, either for showcase in their own galleries or for the purpose of traveling to multiple venues.

By agreeing to loan our objects and participate in these exhibitions, we share our extraordinary collections with audiences that may never have the chance to visit the Penn Museum. Loaning objects also provides scholars the opportunity to interpret our collections in light of their own interests, allowing for a diversity of narratives told through the use of our collections.

If your museum is interested in borrowing from our collection, please read our Loan Procedures.

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Science Museum of Minnesota (Traveling to Multiple Venues)

"Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed"

Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Denver, CO) – January 24, 2014 – September 15, 2014
http://www.dmns.org/

Museum of Science, Boston (Boston, MA) – October 17, 2014 – May 3, 2015
http://www.mos.org/

San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego, CA) – June 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016)
http://www.sdnhm.org/

31 American Objects

 

Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX)

"Nur – Light in Islamic Art and Science"
March 30, 2014 – June 29, 2014

http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/

1 Near East Object

 

Tampa Museum of Art (Traveling to Multiple Venues)

"Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life"

Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE) – February 8, 2014 – May 11, 2014
http://www.joslyn.org/

Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, FL) – June 14, 2014 – November 30, 2014
http://tampamuseum.org/

3 Mediterranean Objects

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Traveling to Multiple Venues)

"Korean Treasures: Art and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910"

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA) – March 1, 2014 – May 26, 2014
http://www.philamuseum.org/

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA) – June 29, 2014 – September 21, 2014
http://www.lacma.org/ 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX) – October 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015
http://www.mfah.org/

12 Asian Objects

 

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History (Fort Worth, TX)

“Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology”
March 8, 2014 – August 10, 2014

http://www.fwmuseum.org/

69 Objects from the American, Asian, Egyptian, Mediterranean, Near East, and Babylonian Sections & 4 Archival Documents

 

Autry National Center of the American West (Los Angeles, CA)

"Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork"
March 15, 2014 – April 26, 2015

http://theautry.org/

3 North American Objects

 

Oriental Institute (Chicago, IL)

"Katumuwa and the Soul in the Stone: Afterlives and Ancestors in the Ancient Middle East"
April 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015

https://oi.uchicago.edu/

2 Near East Objects

 

Arthur Ross Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)

"On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions"
April 10, 2014 – July 6, 2014

http://www.upenn.edu/ARG/

34 North American Objects

 

Carlos Museum at Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

"Near Eastern Gallery"
April 1, 2013 – September 30, 2015

http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

1 Near East Object

 

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