Berkshire Museum Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection

Collections

An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 objects comprise the Berkshire Museum’s permanent collection. Designed to bring knowledge of the arts, history, and natural science to a rural population, most of the collection was purchased by Zenas Crane, the founder of the Museum, in the early 1900s. As we develop the website, we will continue to add more behind-the-scenes offerings of our collections pieces.

We are very much “under construction” at the moment, but are working to present a wide range of topics that combine natural science, art, and history in a manner that encourages curiosity, creativity, and new ways of looking at the world around us.

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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

The world knows Alexander Calder as one of the greatest artists of ...
Hudson River School

Hudson River School

Magnificent landscapes created by a group of 19th-century painters known as the ...