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Philadelphia Inquirer | Philly Museums Donate Protective Gear to Local Hospitals

In the scramble to find personal protective equipment (PPE), museums and art schools have stepped in to help local hospitals, all of whom say they are running short.  

PPE is used daily in the conservation departments at local arts institutions as they care for and create artworks. PAFA, along with the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Moore College of art, have made considerable donations to the region's hospitals.

Discover how PAFA, along with other local institutions, are participating in the efforts to fight the coronavirus.


About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thomas Eakins, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.