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.
"Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed"
Museum of Science, Boston (Boston, MA) – October 17, 2014 – May 3, 2015
San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego, CA) – June 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016)
31 American Objects
"From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics"
February 15, 2015 – June 7, 2015
40 Near East Objects & 24 Archival Documents