Artistic Properties collection

Works of fine or decorative arts (i.e.- ‘artistic properties’) are collected and exhibited by Carnegie Mellon University to enhance the quality of life on campus, to stimulate education and research, and to preserve such works for posterity. The University Libraries are responsible for managing and exhibiting artistic properties owned by the University.

The Artistic Properties Collection includes:

  1. Paintings on canvas and panel
  2. Art works on paper (prints, watercolors, drawings, photographs, etc.)
  3. Works on parchment, papyrus and vellum
  4. Sculpture
  5. Antique furnishings (furniture, carpets, vases, ceramics, coins, stamps, etc.)
  6. Anthropological artifacts

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To view the Artistic Properties Collection you must set up an appointment with the Archives at 412-268-5021. You can also search the collection online.

Office hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1pm to 5pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 1pm.

Works from the collection are loaned, free of charge, to Carnegie Mellon University faculty and staff members for use on campus. The loans may be indefinite but ownership of the item remains with the University. Installation of certain pieces must be directed by the Archives.

The Artistic Properties Collection is available to all faculty and staff members for office and department display, as well as educational instruction.