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Fifty Years of the Met's Bulletin Now Available at MetPublications

Gwen Roginsky, Associate Publisher and General Manager, Editorial Department

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013

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«MetPublications is a portal to the Museum's comprehensive book and online publishing program from 1964 to the present, offering free content and information from an encyclopedic collection of publications—including exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, Museum guides, and educational materials. And now, with the addition of two hundred thirty-five issues of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin spanning the past fifty years, MetPublications currently boasts close to nine hundred titles.»

Most issues of the Met's Bulletin can be downloaded as a PDF and read for free, with each title including a separate table of contents, tags and related titles broken down by thematic category and author, as well as a roster of links to individual pieces in the Met's collection and related critical essays.

Some of the Bulletin issues now available include:

The Building of the Vatican

"The Building of the Vatican: The Papacy and Architecture": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 40, no. 3 (Winter, 1982–1983); Suzanne Boorsch, author

Chinese Decorative Arts

"Chinese Decorative Arts": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 55, no. 1 (Summer, 1997); Denise Leidy, Wai-fong Anita Siu, and James C. Y. Watt, authors


"Tutankhamun": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 34, no. 3 (Winter, 1976–1977); I. E. S. Edwards, author

Photography Between the Wars

"Photography Between the Wars: Selections from the Ford Motor Company Collection": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 45, no. 4 (Spring, 1988); Maria Morris Hambourg, author

MetPublications is made possible by Hunt and Betsy Lawrence.

Department(s): Editorial Department
Tag(s): research, Met News


  • James Wood says:

    Greetings and thank you. Searching for back Bulletins has been a pain and sometime expensive. They are elegant and informative publications and it's wonderful to have full access to them.

    With best wishes to those responsible,

    James Wood

    Posted: December 13, 2013, 2:35 p.m.

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Gwen Roginsky is the associate publisher and general manager of the Editorial Department.

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