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A New Web Feature: MetCollects

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014

MetCollects: Join us each month for a first look at what's new to the collection.

«I am delighted to announce the launch of the Met's latest web series, MetCollects. This multimedia feature gives you an intimate look at some of the hundreds of works of art that the Met acquires each year. These exciting new additions are introduced by the curators who proposed them for the Met's collection.»

Why does a museum as large as the Met need to expand its collection? The answer is simple: works of art are the very heart of what we do—the stories that we tell, and a collection that grows is one that evolves—intellectually, geographically, culturally. It can take just one object to give us a new perspective on another, or ask questions of us that we never before considered, or change the way a single visitor sees the world. That is our mission, and the reason why the Met remains such a vibrant and relevant institution.

Subscribe to MetCollects emails that will deliver this rich experience to your inbox every month. And help us spread the word about this ambitious new project by sharing the feature on Facebook.

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  • Paula Lunder says:


    Posted: March 30, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

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Thomas P. Campbell is the director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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