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The Packard Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sinéad Vilbar, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art

Posted: Friday, April 9, 2010

By all accounts, Harry C. G. Packard (1914–1991) was no ordinary collector. He is known to have crisscrossed the United States multiple times in order to sell works of Japanese art, only to return to Japan to purchase more. He had a most unusual vision; whereas the majority of collectors, scholars, and dealers tend to focus on a particular area or medium, Packard’s ambitions were more encyclopedic, not unlike that of the Met.

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