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Drawings and Prints at The Met

Drawings and Prints at The Met https://youtu.be/eqY04A6nkxQAs part of a special exhibition honoring Philippe de Montebello, curators who work with the Met’s Drawings and Prints highlight some of the techniques used in restoring some significant works on paper. Acquisitions require a judgment call – can this piece be saved? From GREAT MUSEUMS: An Acquiring Mind: …

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Textiles at the Met

Textiles at The Met https://youtu.be/jhu8jtfsHYQThis inside look at some of the Met’s most fragile works – the textiles – shows the range of preservation techniques required to ready these works of art for display. Combining artistry with technology, Met technicians encounter specimens that are sometimes pristine, but more often show signs of deterioration and wear. …

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The Met: An Inside Look, Part 1

The Met: An Inside Look, Part 1 https://youtu.be/H7cRwkxs5okA special exhibition honoring retiring director Philippe de Montebello, featured highlights of the 84,000 works of art that were acquired during his tenure. Here we see Curator Helen Evans and Senior Design Advisor Jeff Daly determine which objects will be featured in this diverse selection of works. From …

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Rock Hall Moment: Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

Rock Hall Moment: Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress https://youtu.be/m3kFb0mC7aERock Hall Moment: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum’s Former Chief Curator Jim Henke tells GREAT MUSEUMS the whole story behind the acquisition of Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress for the Women Who Rock Special Exhibit. #rockhall #rockhallmoments #greatmuseums

The Rule of Man

The Rule of Man https://youtu.be/C6hBezvQ8kAThe history of Chinese art is the story of influence. The earliest pieces in the Met’s collection show masterpieces of primitive expression and belief. As the world evolved, and intruded, Chinese art began to reflect techniques and images introduced from India and the Western World. From GREAT MUSEUMS: West Meets East at the …

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Blending

Blending https://youtu.be/3LfQoK9tqVcEvery aspect of Cuban life tells the story of a blended society, starting with the island’s most important crop – sugar. When Christopher Columbus brought sugar cane from the Canary Islands, which had arrived there by way of Africa, India, China and Portugal, he brought with him the symbol of Cuba’s opening to the …

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