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Explore highlights of the Collab collection.
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Collab is a group of design professionals and enthusiasts who support modern and contemporary design at the Museum. Enjoy exhibition previews, field trips, talks, special access to the Museum’s design collection, and opportunities to mingle with design curators and visionaries. View upcoming Collab events >>

DesignPhiladelphia Tour
Saturday, October 13, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By invitation only
Reservation required via invitation

Join fellow Collab members for a design-oriented tour of Philadelphia.

Tour of the 2018 Student Design Competition
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required
RSVP to or 215-684-7722

See what the next generation imagines for the future of design on a tour of the 2018 Collab Student Design Competition, led by one of the judges. Collab members reception to follow​


Become a Collab Member

Membership contributions fund Collab activities and support acquisitions, exhibitions, publications, and programs. Benefits include:
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to special Collab events
  • Discounts on design books in the Museum Store

Collab membership is available exclusively to Museum members. To join or renew, first select your membership level and then check Collab under Enhancements.

Design Excellence Award. Photograph by Clint Blowers
Design Excellence Award. Photograph by Clint Blowers

2018 Collab Design Excellence Award:
Dieter Rams

Each year Collab presents the Design Excellence Award to a design professional or manufacturer whose impact on the field is inspirational. This year we honor German architect and designer Dieter Rams, who developed a philosophy for rational, responsible, and enduring design that continues to resonate across the globe. Explore his work in the exhibition Dieter Rams: Principled Design.

Past recipients of this prestigious award >>

Contact Us

For more information about Collab, please email .

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