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Museums are important in societies for a number of reasons:
First of all, museums make education more interesting as they bring students into contact with what they learn in school.
Museums are also a major tourism attraction and they help the country's economy.
They are also a good source of research especially for people who study history as they provide useful information for the researchers.
Metropolitan Museum Mission
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York.
The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.
Location and Time
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
99 Margaret Corbin Drive
Fort Tryon Park
New York, New York 10040
The Director and CEO of the Museum
is Thomas P. Campbell
He was born in 1962 in England. After fourteen years as a curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, specializing in tapestries, he was elected Director and CEO on September 9, 2008.
Campbell has an agenda for the Met that focuses on both scholarship and accessibility. These priorities maintain the museum's focus on exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and permanent collections, for the new thinking about the visitor experience. Further they have included exploring the judicious use of technology in the Museum and fully integrating education into all the Met's activities.
The Director and CEO oversees all aspects of the Museum:
Digital Media Department:
leads the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of multimedia content, both within the galleries and online.
produces exhibition and collection catalogues and general-audience books, as well as educational publications.
which also encompasses Concerts & Lectures, makes learning about art enjoyable and intellectually stimulating for all audiences and all ages.
Office of the Registrar:
implements Museum polices and procedures encompassing acquisitions, loans, exhibitions, deaccessions, storage, packing and shipping, security of artwork in transit, fine art insurance administration, and risk management.
The Photograph Studio:
work with the latest technology to create beautiful and indelible photographs that enrich and extend visitors' engagement with collections and special exhibitions.
the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere
Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday–Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May
Admission: Fee includes same-week admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.
Seniors (65 and older) $17
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult) Free
You may save time, buying tickets online.
1- The American Wing
2- Ancient Near Eastern Art
3- Arms and Armor
4- Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
5- Asian Art
6- The Costume Institute
7- Drawings and Prints
8- Egyptian Art
9- European Paintings
10- European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
11- Greek and Roman Art
12- Islamic Art
13- The Robert Lehman Collection:twentieth-century American collecting.
14- Medieval Art and The Cloisters: medieval and Byzantine is displayed in both the Main Building and in The Cloisters museum and gardens.
15- Modern and Contemporary Art
16- Musical Instruments: It illustrates the development of musical instruments from all cultures and eras.
The Museum has seventeen curatorial departments study, exhibit, and care for the objects in the Museum's collections.
There are several suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met. Each place includes a map of the route and an estimate of the time it will take to complete. All of the masterpieces from the Museum's vast collections, offer interesting insights and stories to engage and inspire you during your visit.
Map of the Museum
and suggested itineraries
We may also find the Library and study centers:
The Museum's libraries contain books, periodicals, photographs, manuscripts, and other scholarly resources in printed and electronic formats. The Museum also maintains several specialized study centers with images, documentation, and actual objects on display or on reserve for examination by researchers.
In order to spread out and stimulate knowledge and appreciation of Art, the Met, also travels around the world with travelling exhibitions and exchanges and collaborations with many other museums around the world......... We may find the Museum publications, films, Interviews, etc.
At the museum, we can find the permanent collections and exhibitions and the temporal or current exhibitions.
Many ways to support the museum mission: Everyone can donate money or objects or you may also become a member, there are differrent types of memberships. Being a member, you can enjoy many benefits during the year, as, free admission o discounts at the museum shop.
82nd & Fifth
is the Met's address in New York City. It is also the intersection of art and ideas.
The museum invited 100 curators from across the Museum to talk about 100 works of art that changed the way they see the world
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Connections invites its diverse staff to offer their personal perspectives on works of art in the Museum's vast collection. Their voices range from the authoritative to the highly subjective, and touch upon any number of themes and concepts.
Connections was a year-long series from 2011 comprising of 100 episodes, and inspires fresh ways to approach art.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes its Main Building on Fifth Avenue and The Cloisters museum and gardens in northern Manhattan, dates back to 1866.
donate or become member
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people. On April 13, 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated, opening to the public in the Dodworth Building at 681 Fifth Avenue. On November 20 of that same year, the Museum acquired its first object, a Roman sarcophagus.
On March 30, 1880, the Museum opened to the public at its current site on Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street. The building has since expanded greatly. The Museum's collections continued to grow throughout the rest of the nineteenth century.
By the twentieth century, the Museum had become one of the world's great art centers.
Today, the Museum's two-million-square-foot building houses over two million objects, tens of thousands of which are on view at any given time.
Career and volunteers opportunities
The museum offers applications from candidates at all levels of training, experience, and education are accepted for positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas. In addition, more than one thousand dedicated volunteers work in areas throughout the Museum.
The Volunteer Organization of The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1967 by twelve Members of the Museum who assisted at the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Responding to the needs of the Museum over the years, the Volunteer Organization has grown to more than 1,250 men and women working throughout the Museum.
The important collection of European sculpture and decorative arts reflect a number of art forms in Western European countries. The holdings include sculpture in many sizes and media, woodwork and furniture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and jewelry, horological and mathematical instruments, and tapestries and textiles.
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts ESDA
What's On View
Among the department's best-known masterpieces in marble are Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Bacchanal and Houdon's portrait of his infant daughter. From the nineteenth century there is an extensive collection of sculptures by Rodin and Degas.
Large Italian, French sculptures and a series of galleries offers visitors an overview of the progression of artistic styles from the Renaissance through the early twentieth century. Tapestries, decorative arts, and furniture from various countries are presented.
History of the Department
The Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts has evolved significantly since it was established in 1907.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum.
Objects conservators provide for the conservation of art in the Museum's collections. It also provides conservation support on a number of archaeological excavations, including those sponsored by the Museum, as well as on other international projects.
The Paper Conservation Department is dedicated to the preservation, technical analysis, and research of works of art on paper, parchment, and related materials from all periods and cultures held in the Museum's vast collections.
The Department of Scientific Research investigates the material aspects of works of art in the Museum's collections. Scientists in the department cooperate with conservators and curators in studying, preserving, and conserving the works in the Museum's collections, and also pursue innovative research in analytical techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies.
Conservation and scientific research
Scientists and conservators collaborate with curators to study, preserve, and conserve the works in the Museum's collections.
Juan Cruz Kristof
that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a fantastic museum that goes beyond its building.
Spreading knowledge and love for Art, all around the world in different ways.
So, you are invited to choose the one that you prefer.....and enjoy ART !!! there are no excuses.
As a conclusion we may say:
Modern and contemporary Art
Greek and Roman art
The Metropolitan Museum has collected and exhibited work by living artists since its founding in 1870. Today, the department's holdings comprise more than twelve thousand works of art across a broad range of media from 1900 to the present
In 1987 the Museum opened the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing (Galleries 900-925) dedicated to the display of modern and contemporary art .
Among the department's highlights are iconic works by Balthus, Braque, Matisse, Joan Miró, Modigliani, and Picasso. Large-scale paintings by Abstract Expressionists, such as the Kooning, Pollock, and Rothko;
The Museum's collection of Greek and Roman art comprises more than seventeen thousand works from the Neolithic period.
Constantine's conversion to Christianity in A.D. 312. It includes the art of many cultures and is among the most completed in North America. The geographic regions represented are Greece and Italy. For Roman art, the geographical limits coincide with the expansion of the Roman Empire. The department also exhibits the pre-Greek art of Greece and the pre-Roman art of Italy, notably of the Etruscans.
The Metropolitan's world-famous collection of European paintings covers the period from ca. 1230 to 1900, offering a survey of the history of painting in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Britain. It is divided into two suites of galleries: one devoted to the Old Masters and the other to the nineteenth century.
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The collection of egiptian art is known to be one of the best in the whole world. It is found in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries.
The collection of egiptian art is known to be one of the best in the whole world. It is found in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. One of the main highlights in the Egyptian collection is the Temple of Dendur.This temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis.