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Friends of Objects Conservation

This group brings together individuals who share an interest in the conservation of three-dimensional art in The Met collection. The Department of Objects Conservation is responsible for the technical examination, condition checking, conservation treatment, mount making, and/or installation of over 5,000 objects each year. Friends are invited to four annual behind-the-scenes visits and cocktail receptions. Donations support the purchase of state of the art equipment, professional development, and publication of the department's work.

Annual dues: $6,000 ($5,076 is tax deductible)

For more information, please call 212-650-2204 or email

Highlights of Past and Upcoming Events

  • Interactive open house highlighting current projects spanning all curatorial departments
  • Presentation of Asian art conservation projects that feature lacquer, ceramics, and metalwork. Joint activity with the Friends of Asian Art
  • Behind-the-scenes viewing of the galleries of the Department of Musical Instruments, which are currently closed to the public. Joint activity with the Friends of Musical Instruments: The Amati
  • Presentation of the department's involvement in international projects and outreach