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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.

Traveling
Exhibitions

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.

Traveling
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.

Conservation
Projects

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.

Excavations

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.

Fellows

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.

There are currently no international activities in this region.
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  • Spanish conservators during the second session of the course "Soportes de conservatión y exhibitión de textiles: Criterios y metodología en el Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York" (Textile Mounting for Preservation and Display: Criteria and Methodology Used at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), October 2010. Photograph by Florica Zaharia.
  • Florica Zaharia from the Department of Textile Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and students during the second session of the course "Soportes de conservatión y exhibitión de textiles: Criterios y metodología en el Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York" (Textile Mounting for Preservation and Display: Criteria and Methodology Used at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), October 2010. Photograph by Gertrudis Jaén Sánchez.
  • Florica Zaharia from the Department of Textile Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (left) and students visiting the conservation laboratory at the Valencia Institute for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (IVC+R) with textile conservator Gertrudis Jaén Sánchez (fifth from left), scientist David Juanes Barber (third from left), and Professor Ioan Opris from Romania (second from left), October 2010. Photographer unknown.

Textile Conservation and Preservation Methodology

Spain

2008–2010

The Valencia Institute for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (IVC+R) invited a Metropolitan Museum textile conservator to teach a course in the methodology used by the Museum's Department of Textile Conservation. Funding was provided by the IVC+R. The one-week course is comprised of lectures and workshops. During the last three years, textile conservators from major conservation laboratories throughout Spain have participated. (There are plans to continue the project.) The prime objective of the course is to introduce the Spanish textile conservators to the Museum's principles, ethics, and practices of preservation, conservation, and display of textiles. These include the preventive conservation and maintenance of textile collections, analytical work and documentation, various types of conservation treatments, conservation materials, preparation for exhibition and display of textile collections, and textile storage.

Partnered with the Institut Valencià de Conservació i Restauració de Béns Culturals (Valencia Institute for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage).
 
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