Series VI. Exhibitions, loans and events

1927-1990, n.d.

6.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The requests made by museums to borrow works of art from the Johnson Collection underscore its significance and a world-wide reputation developed in the course of seven decades. This series is comprised of records of exhibitions held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and of loans to numerous other museums and institutions across the country and abroad.

Documentation consists primarily of correspondence, photographs, draft writings, clippings, object lists and shipping forms. The subseries date spans, although slightly different than those used in the other series, still reflect the earlier curatorial tenure of Marceau and Sweeny, followed by that of Rishel and associates. This difference also reflects a distinct change of record creators, made obvious by the different manners of recordkeeping.

Access Restrictions

Valuation papers and condition reports within outgoing loan records are permanently restricted. Access to these files is at the discretion of the archivist.