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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.

There are currently no international activities in this region.
Current Traveling Works of Art
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Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York

New York Historical Society


June 21–September 2, 2013

  • The Bowery


    Reginald Marsh (American)

    Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1932 (32.81.2)

    © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • [Subway Passengers, New York City]


    Walker Evans (American)

    Gift of Arnold H. Crane, 1971 (1971.646.18)

    © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • After the Opera... At Sammy's Night Club on the Bowery


    Weegee (American, born Hungary)

    Warner Communications Inc. Purchase Fund, 1977 (1977.531)

    © Weegee / International Center of Photography.

  • Summer on the Lower East Side

    1937, printed ca. 1983

    Weegee (American, born Hungary)

    Gift of Aaron and Jessica Rose, 1983 (1983.1130.33)

    © Weegee / International Center of Photography.

  • Loretta Young, Polly Ann Young and Sally Blane

    ca. 1930

    Nickolas Muray (American, born Hungary)

    Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.215)

    Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

  • The Fitting Room


    Kenneth Hayes Miller (American)

    Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1931 (31.117)

  • Clown with a Black Wig


    Walt Kuhn (American)

    George A. Hearn Fund, 1956 (56.73)

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