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Curator Interview: Romare Bearden's The Block

Jennette Mullaney, Former Associate Email Marketing Manager, Digital Media

Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

As the editor of the monthly email newsletter Met News, I have the pleasure of interviewing curators and other experts about works of art from the Museum's collections. More than 113,000 subscribers already receive Met News, but I'm happy to be able to include selected interviews here for an even wider audience.

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Behind the Scenes: The Department of Scientific Research

Marco Leona, David H. Koch Scientist in Charge, Department of Scientific Research

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Many visitors may not realize that the Museum's staff includes ten scientists, with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, geology, or engineering. As part of the Department of Scientific Research, we study the materials and the technologies that were used in creating works of art, and we collaborate with curators and conservators on art historical studies, conservation research, and conservation treatments.

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Sunday at the Met: Legends and True Stories

Joseph Loh, Managing Museum Educator, Public and Exhibition Programs

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010

As the educator responsible for the Sunday at the Met lecture series, I plan about twenty to twenty-five different events a year. The programs usually include one or two talks, and may also feature a film or a demonstration. They are often held in conjunction with a current exhibition, a special theme, or an interesting connection to the Museum's vast permanent collection. My job is much like that of a Broadway producer, director, travel agent, and stagehand all rolled into one. Even though it's a lot of work, I wouldn't trade it for anything! I'm lucky that there are many talented people throughout the Museum who help out.

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A Look Back at American Stories

Katie Steiner, Research Assistant, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010

Over the past four months, I have been writing posts and responding to comments on a blog dedicated to the special exhibition American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915. The exhibition closed last Sunday, but both the blog and a special feature will remain online for those who'd like to revisit the more than one hundred iconic paintings that were included in galleries.

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