Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Permanent Collection–by the numbers

  • 4,500* items in the Permanent Collection:  Not including coins, postcards and stamps, which number in the hundreds (coins and postcards) and thousands (stamps).
  • 2500–1100 BCE age of oldest item: a Cycladic figure, .
  • 214 paintings
  • 100 objects were exhibited in student-curated mini-exhibitions
  • 175* objects used for class or student teaching/research in the fall 2011 semester
  • 58 sculptures
  • 42 objects were exhibited in the exhibition “The Art of Intellectual Community: Early Modern Objects and Pedagogy.”
  • 66 objects in the Kilham basket collection
  • 54 candlesticks
  • 8 to 12 students who help take care of the collection each semester
  • 3 works by Rembrandt
  • 3 works by Picasso

*approximate number