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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.
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  • Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso)

    ca. 1510–1511

    Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian)

    Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1924 (24.197.2)

  • Carmen C. Bambach, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrew W. Mellon Professor, 2010–2012 (left), and Julian Gardner, University of Warwick, emeritus, Samuel H. Kress Professor, 2011–2012 (right).

Andrew W. Mellon Professorship at The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA)



The National Gallery of Art and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) biennially select a distinguished academic or museum professional as Andrew W. Mellon Professor, a position created in 1994. The Andrew W. Mellon Professor is invited to serve two consecutive academic years and is free to pursue independent research. A curator of the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art was appointed for the 2010–2012 term. During her professorship she contributed to the scholarly community at CASVA, gave lectures abroad, and pursued the independent research and writing of a forthcoming book, with the working title "The Quest for Authenticity in Michelangelo's Drawings."
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