About PEM \\ Expansion

Fast Facts

PEM Connect Campaign

Campaign goal: $650 million
Gifts and pledges secured to date: $570 million
Allocation for PEM endowment: $350 million
Allocation for museum expansion project: $200 million
Allocation for infrastructural improvements: $100 million



40,000 square foot wing of new gallery space including:

  • Exceptional, 'Class A' gallery space in which the museum will host changing exhibitions and present evermore artworks and objects of culture from its superlative collection
  • designated entrance for school groups, new coat check and restroom facilities
  • enhanced loading dock and object transfer areas
  • new south-facing Asian Garden for reflective contemplation

120,000-square-foot Collection Center

  • unprecedented capacity for the study and care-taking of the museum's vast 1.8 million object collection
  • Center will feature state-of-the-art collection storage, care and conservation facilities
  • PEM's new Collection Center will be located 35-40 minutes from the museum