Imagine a library of art objects and collectibles that span time and space designed just for teacher use. It exists!  Long time art school instructor Regina Bode sums it up perfectly: “The collection is like having a museum in the classroom with objects you can look at as close as you like and you may even touch, carefully.”

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Lending Collection is a free resource for all island educators. Teachers can select objects from this trove of more than 13,000 tangible, portable examples of art and material culture from around the world. From Hawaiian poi pounders to Russian dolls, the collection offers thousands of ways to enhance teachers’ classroom experience.

The Lending Collection is located in the Honolulu Museum of Art School at 1111 Victoria St., between Young and Beretania streets.

Learn more about the Lending Collection, including hours and contact information here.