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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.
Current Traveling Works of Art
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Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead

Corning Museum of Glass

U.S.A.

May 18, 2013–January 5, 2014

  • Woman's Ceremonial Skirt (Lawo Butu or Lawo Ngaza)

    late 19th–early 20th century

    Ngada

    Purchase, The Fred and Rita Richman Foundation Gift, 2006 (2006.2)

  • Drawstring bag

    1630

    British

    Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1986 (1986.30.2)

  • Vessel

    19th–20th century

    Maasai peoples

    The Bryce Holcombe Collection of African Decorative Art, Bequest of Bryce Holcombe, 1984 (1986.478.44)

  • Baby Carrier

    late 19th–early 20th century

    Kenyah or Kayan peoples

    Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988 (1988.143.52)

  • Ifa Diviner's Necklace (Odigba Ifa)

    19th–20th century

    Yoruba peoples

    Gift of Drs. James and Gladys Strain, 1993 (1993.501.1)

  • Mask: Elephant (Aka)

    19th–20th century

    Bamileke

    Gift of Jeff Soref, 2001 (2001.758.1)

  • Headdress

    early 19th century

    Russian

    Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.1105)

  • Evening pouch

    1830–60

    American

    Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Margaret S. Bedell, 1930 (2009.300.1701)

  • Belt

    19th century

    European, Eastern (probably)

    Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Henry DuPont, 1932 (2009.300.2327)

  • Woman's Apron (Ijogolo)

    mid to late 20th century

    Ndebele peoples

    Gift of Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, 2009 (2009.500.1)

  • Pipe Bowl and Stem

    ca. 1885

    Ojibwa

    Ralph T. Coe Collection, Gift of Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, 2011 (2011.154.75a,b)

  • Pincushion

    mid-19th century

    Huron

    Ralph T. Coe Collection, Gift of Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, 2011 (2011.154.87)

  • Panel

    late 18th century

    Spanish

    Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim, 1959 (59.13.1)

 
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