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Library Installation

Installation view of Product Environment, 1970. Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives: Rights and Reproductions Photograph Collection
Installation view of Product Environment, 1970. Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives: Rights and Reproductions Photograph Collection

Past Futures: Innovative Design and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

November 5, 2019–April 10, 2020

Explore the rich history of design at the museum from its beginnings to the present day. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Designs for Different Futures, this installation showcases design-related materials from the museum’s Library and Archives. A particular emphasis is placed on historical exhibitions and projects that display the themes of innovation and social engagement present in today’s cutting-edge design.

Curator

Richard Sieber, Librarian for Reader Services

Location

Library Reading Room, second floor, Perelman Building

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Images of many of the works in the collection may be downloaded directly from PMA Collections Online. These images are supplied at no charge and may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes.
  • Questions are answered in the order received. Staff consult reference books and other relevant sources to answer your question. Because of the number of inquiries received, a response may take four to six weeks.
  • As a matter of policy, the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not provide monetary evaluations of works of art or collectibles.

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