Reading Public Museum

The Reading Public Museum is a museum in West Reading, Pennsylvania. The museum's permanent collection mainly focuses on art, science, and civilization. It also has a planetarium and a 25-acre (100,000 m2) arboretum.

Reading Public Museum
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Outside view
Interactive fullscreen map
LocationWest Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°19′38″N 75°57′5″W / 40.32722°N 75.95139°W / 40.32722; -75.95139


A Study in White (undated), by Charles Webster Hawthorne.

The museum's art collection contains works from many cultures but mainly focuses on European and American paintings and woodcuts. Its fine art collection includes more than seven hundred oil paintings by American and international artists. Works by Dale Chihuly[1] and Abraham P. Hankins[2] are in the museum's Modern and Contemporary holdings.

The museum's collection includes Nefrina, a mummy from the Ptolemaic period in ancient Egypt.[3]

The museum has a large collection of Pennsylvania German objects.[4]

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  1. ^ "Dappled Chalk Violet Ikebana with Fuchsia Frog Foot". Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  2. ^ "Main Street". Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  3. ^ "Nefrina". Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania German Collection".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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