The permanent collection comprises over 5,000 objects, including the Mary Jack collection of Inuit Art, more than 200 works by the muralist Milton Bancroft, an important collection of folk and Native American art, and important works by faculty and alumni of IUP.

The collection is housed in the recently renovated area of the Robertshaw building and includes facilities to research, conserve, and manage the collection.

One of the highlights of the museum's permanent collection is the "Madonna and Child." It is likely this originally formed part of a larger altar carving.

Madonna and Child, wood figure with polychrome and giltMadonna and Child

Wood figure with polychrome and gilt

Southern Germany, early 13th century