About PEM \\ Expansion

Fast Facts

PEM Connect Campaign

Campaign goal: $650 million
Gifts and pledges secured to date: more than $600 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 collection of more than one million works of art and culture
  • Center features state-of-the-art collection storage, care and conservation spaces
  • includes a 30,000-square-foot facility that provides enhanced protection, preservation and access to the Phillips Library collection
  • PEM's new Collection Center is located Rowley, Massachusetts