Campus Art Loan Program
The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection loan program operates under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Curator. The goal of the program is to place artwork in public areas on campus so that the Penn community can appreciate it on a daily basis. The artworks available for loan are limited to those deemed appropriate and in stable condition by the Office of the Curator.
If you are considering borrowing works from the University Art Collection, please keep the following points in mind:
- The artwork is available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis.
- It is the responsibility of the borrower to properly maintain the artwork. If there is any change to the artwork’s location or condition, the borrower must advise the Office of the Curator immediately.
- If for any reason loaned artwork is to be returned to the Office of the Curator, it is the responsibility of the borrower to arrange and to pay for the return the artwork to the Office of the Curator.
- A maximum of two framed works is available to any one borrowing entity at this time.
- A business administrator must sign off on the loan form and supply the Curator's office with an appropriate budget number.
- Offices requesting art must meet minimum requirements in terms of security and environmental factors. Loans are granted for a term of one year and may be renewed.
The Office of the Curator charges a $55.00 per hour (usually two hrs.) for processing art loan requests, which is billed after the artwork has been approved and installed in the borrower’s department.
The borrower must arrange and pay for the pick-up and secure installation of the artwork. The Office of the Curator will gladly supply the contact information for appropriate art movers and preparators.
If the artwork is unframed, the borrower is responsible for arranging and paying for framing under the guidance of the Office of Curator.
Click here to review images of artworks from the University Art Collection available for loan and exhibition in public spaces.