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Philadelphia Museum of Art | Our Story

Sitting atop some very famous steps, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Our facilities include our landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. We welcome you to enjoy a variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.
Four conservators vacuum the Constantine Tapestries.
Conservators install a tapestry in the Great Stair Hall. A head for heights is needed. image
Conservators wet clean a tapestry. It’s so big that they have to lie on a bridge to reach the center.

Talking Tapestries: Have you ever wondered how museums keep huge tapestries looking pristine? The Museum’s textile conservators will offer a behind-the-scenes look on how they care for these imposing yet delicate woven pictorial textiles tomorrow night during #PayWhatYouWish. 

Learn more about conservation practices


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