The Museum Collections are an aggregation of several of the world’s most prominent private collections of biblical objects and artifacts. These collections allow the Museum of the Bible to convey the global impact and compelling history of the Bible in a unique and powerful way. The Museum Collections contain thousands of donated items as well as artifacts and rare books under long-term agreement with the Green Collection, National Christian Foundation, and others. Complementing these collections are cooperative agreements with other institutions, like the Israel Antiquities Authority, which will provide guests an unrivaled opportunity to engage with artifacts and materials related to the Bible.
A portion of these collections were displayed through the traveling exhibit, Passages, at six different cities nationwide. The collections have also been featured internationally through exhibits in Vatican City; Havana, Cuba; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ulm, Germany; and Jerusalem, Israel.
Guests will be able to experience these collections year-round when Museum of the Bible opens its 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., scheduled to open in 2017.