Campus Art Loan Program

The Campus Art Loan Program provides artwork for display in public areas on campus for the Penn community to appreciate on a daily basis. A limited selection of artwork is available for loan, and each loan is considered on a case-by-case basis. 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.
  • 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.
All loan requests are subject to the approval of the Office of the Curator. To request a Campus Art Loan, fill out our Art Loan Request form.


The Office of the Curator charges a processing fee of $120, 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 supply the contact information for appropriate fine art shippers and installers. (Delivery and installations typically start at $150 for a simple installation of one or two artworks.) If the artwork requires framing, the borrower is responsible for shipping and framing costs under the guidance of the Office of Curator. View Available Artwork   (Requires password; contact us to request)