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Friends of Arms and Armor

Friends of Arms and Armor brings together an international group with a serious interest in, or simply curiosity about, the armorer's art and its manifestations across all places and time, to foster a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of this extraordinarily rich, diverse, and pervasive art form. Friends support the acquisitions, research, and other activities of the Department of Arms and Armor, and during the year enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, handling sessions, talks, cocktail receptions, and additional events organized in conjunction with the Department's many projects and contributions to exhibitions.

Annual dues: $10,000 ($8,962 is tax deductible)

Under-40 annual dues: $6,000 ($5,038 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Catherine Chesney at 212-650-2995 or Catherine.Chesney@metmuseum.org.


Dagger with scabbard, 1605–27. Indian, Mughal. Steel, iron, gold, rubies, emeralds, glass, wood, textile, L. with scabbard 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1984 (1984.332)