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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.
Conservation Projects
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  • Adam and Eve, Albrecht Dürer, 1507, Museo Prado, Madrid.
  • George Bisacca and Jose de la Fuente, restorer at the Museo Nacional del Prado, working on the Eve panel at the Prado.
  • George Bisacca and Jose de la Fuente, restorer at the Museo Nacional del Prado, working on the Eve panel at the Prado.
  • George Bisacca and Jose de la Fuente, restorer at the Museo Nacional del Prado, working on the Eve panel at the Prado.
  • George Bisacca and Jose de la Fuente, restorer at the Museo Nacional del Prado, working on the Eve panel at the Prado.

Structural conservation of Dürer's Adam and Eve panels

Spain, Hungary, U.S.A.

2009

The Panel Paintings Initiative is a multiyear project initiated and funded by the Getty Foundation and the Getty Conservation institute. Its core directive is to facilitate collaborative exchange among the few world experts in the field of structural conservation of panel paintings, to foster the training of emerging specialists, and to disseminate information regarding current treatment approaches. A conservator in the Paintings Conservation Department at the Metropolitan, serves as co-chair of the Initiative's International Advisory Committee.

The complex structural treatment of Albrecht Dürer's Adam and Eve panels at the Museo Nacional del Prado constitutes the launch project of the Initiative, combining the collaboration between experts at the two institutions with the training of mid-level conservators from the Metropolitan, the Getty, and the Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest. The treatment was particularly complicated by the fact that the two wooden supports had undergone different structural interventions in the past; one retained its original painted surface on the reverse while the other had been radically thinned and restrained, causing multiple splits and distortions. A new spring-loaded support was developed and constructed for this treatment.

Partnered with the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, and Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Art), Budapest.

Made possible by The Getty Foundation.
 
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