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    About The Met Around the World

The Met Around the World presents the Met’s work via the global scope of its collections and as it extends across the nation and the world through a variety of domestic and international initiatives and programs, including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.


The Met organizes large and small exhibitions that travel beyond the Museum's walls, extending our scholarship to institutions across the world. See our international exhibition program from 2009 to the present.

Works of Art

The Met lends works of art to exhibitions and institutions worldwide to expose its collection to the broadest possible audience. See our current international loans program.


The preservation of works of art is a fundamental part of the Met's mission. Our work in this area includes treating works of art from other international collections, and advising on conservation projects and practices globally. See our international conservation program from 2009 to the present.


The Met has conducted excavations for over 100 years in direct partnership with source countries at some of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Today we continue this tradition in order to gain greater understanding of our ancient collections. See our international excavation program from the Met's founding to the present.


The Met hosts international students, scholars, and museum professionals so that they can learn from our staff and pursue independent research in the context of the Met's exceptional resources and facilities. See the activities of our current national and international fellows.

Exchanges & Collaborations

The Met's international work takes many forms, from participation in exchange programs at partnering institutions and worldwide symposia to advising on a range of museum issues. These activities contribute to our commitment to advancing the work of the larger, global community of art museums. See our international exchange program and other collaborations from 2009 to the present.

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  • Aristotle with a Bust of Homer


    Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch)

    Purchase, special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the Museum, 1961 (61.198)

  • Man in Oriental Costume ("The Noble Slav")


    Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch)

    Bequest of William K. Vanderbilt, 1920 (20.155.2)

  • Herman Doomer (born about 1595, died 1650)


    Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch)

    H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.1)

  • The Toilet of Bathsheba


    Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch)

    Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 (14.40.651)

Rembrandt Database



The Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborated with the RKD and the Mauritshuis in The Hague on a Mellon-funded pilot project to create an accessible technical database for Rembrandt's paintings. Existing technical material on a test group of four of the Metropolitan Museum's Rembrandt paintings was integrated into the RKD/Mauritshuis database. The paintings chosen were: Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (61.198), Man in Oriental Costume ("The Noble Slav," 20.155.2), Herman Doomer (29.100.1), and The Toilet of Bathsheba (14.40.651). The project served as an important model for the incorporation of technical documentation into an inter-institutional research database. It also provided a useful test case for many aspects of the Metropolitan Museum's broader plans for digitizing and making accessible its extraordinarily rich holdings of conservation documentation.

Partners included Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD) / Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague; and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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