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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

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Traveling
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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.

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Current Traveling Works of Art
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Photography and the American Civil War

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston

U.S.A.

September 27, 2013–January 5, 2014

  • Confederate Soldier [on the Battlefield at Antietam]

    September 1862

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest, 1970 (1970.537.4)

  • Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign

    1860s

    George N. Barnard (American)

    Pfeiffer and Rogers Funds, 1970 (1970.525 (1–61))

  • General Grant's Council of War, Massaponax Church, Virginia

    May 21, 1864

    Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American)

    The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1986 (1986.1027)

  • Brigadier General Gustavus A. DeRussy and Staff on Steps of Arlington House, Arlington, Virginia

    May 1864

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    A. Hyatt Mayor Purchase Fund, Marjorie Phelps Starr Bequest, 1986 (1986.1166.2)

  • Excised Knee Joint. A Round Musket Ball in the Inner Condyle of the Right Femur [Gardiner Lewis, Company B, Nineteenth Indiana Volunteers]

    1866–67

    William Bell (American, born England)

    Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1986 (1986.1197)

  • Private John Parkhurst, Company E, Second New York Heavy Artillery

    1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5131)

  • Private Samuel Shoop, Company F, 200th Pennsylvania Infantry

    April–May 1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5134)

  • Private Jacob F. Simmons, Company H, Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers

    April–May 1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5135)

  • Corporal Israel Spotts, Company G, 200th Pennsylvania Volunteers

    April–May 1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5136)

  • Private James H. Stokes, Company H, 185th New York Volunteers

    April–May 1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5137)

  • Privat Dennis Sullivan, Company E, Second Virginia Cavalry

    April 1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Gift of Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and The Burns Archive, 1992 (1992.5139)

  • Gardner's Gallery, 7th and D Streets, Washington, D.C.

    1864

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1118)

  • Fortifications, Manassas, Occupied by 13th Mass.

    1862

    Mathew B. Brady (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1129)

  • Fortifications, Manassas

    March 1862

    Barnard & Gibson (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1133)

  • Negroes (Gwine to de Field), Hopkinson's Plantation, Edisto Island, South Carolina

    1862

    Henry P. Moore (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1137)

  • The Evacuation of Fort Sumter

    April 1861

    Osborn's Gallery (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1174)

  • The Evacuation of Fort Sumter, April 1861

    April 1861

    Edward Anthony (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1174.12)

  • The Evacuation of Fort Sumter, April 1861

    April 1861

    Attributed to Alma A. Pelot (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1174.13)

  • Salient with North-west Casemates, Fort Sumter

    April 1861

    J. M. Osborn (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1174.15)

  • Hamilton's Floating Battery Moored at the End of Sullivan's Island the Night Before They Opened Fire upon Fort Sumter

    April 1861

    Attributed to Alma A. Pelot (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1174.4)

  • [Grand Army Review, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington]

    May 23 or 24, 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1193)

  • [Grand Army Review, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington]

    May 23 or 24, 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1196)

  • [Grand Army Review, Washington]

    May 23 or 24, 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1197)

  • A Harvest of Death, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    July 1863

    Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1201)

  • General Robert E. Lee

    1865

    Mathew B. Brady (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1213)

  • [President Abraham Lincoln, Major General John A. McClernand (right), and E. J. Allen (Allan Pinkerton, left), Chief of the Secret Service of the United States, at Secret Service Department, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, near Antietam, Maryland]

    October 4, 1862

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.1221)

  • Planning the Capture of Booth

    1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.1223)

  • Quaker Gun, Centreville, Virginia

    March 1862

    George N. Barnard (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1232)

  • Copying Maps, Photographic Headquarters, Petersburg, Virginia

    March 1865

    Attributed to Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1236)

  • [The Wilderness Battlefield, near Spotsylvania, Virginia]

    1865 (?)

    Unknown, American

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.1255)

  • Execution of the Conspirators

    July 7, 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.251)

  • Bonaventure Cemetery, Four Miles from Savannah

    1866

    George N. Barnard (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.281)

  • Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Volume 1

    1863

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.502.1 (1–50))

  • Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Volume 2

    1863

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005 (2005.100.502.2 (1–50))

  • Ordnance Wharf, City Point, Virginia

    1865

    Thomas C. Roche (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.787)

  • Incidents of the War

    Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.854)

  • Abraham Lincoln

    May 20, 1860

    William Marsh (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joyce F. Menschel Gift, 2005 (2005.100.89)

  • Contrabands Aboard U.S. Ship Vermont, Port Royal, South Carolina

    1861

    Henry P. Moore (American)

    Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.897)

  • Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia

    1863

    Andrew Joseph Russell (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.91)

  • Emancipated Slaves Brought from Louisiana by Colonel George H. Banks

    December 1863

    Myron H. Kimball (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.92)

  • [Ordnance Wharf, City Point, Virginia]

    1865

    Thomas C. Roche (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.94)

  • [The Wilderness Battlefield, near Spotsylvania, Virginia]

    1865 (?)

    Possibly by Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.944.18)

  • [The Wilderness Battlefield, near Spotsylvania, Virginia]

    1865 (?)

    Unknown

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.944.22)

  • [Broadside for the Capture of John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt, and David Herold]

    April 20, 1865

    Unknown (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.96)

  • Lewis Powell [alias Lewis Payne]

    April 27, 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005 (2005.100.97)

  • Relics of Andersonville Prison

    June 1866

    Brady & Co. (American)

    Gilman Collection, Purchase, Joseph M. Cohen Gift, 2005 (2005.100.98)

  • Artillery, Quartermaster Sergeant

    1866

    Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2010 (2010.34)

  • Artillery, Musician

    1866

    Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2010 (2010.35)

  • Light Artillery, Sergeant Major

    1866

    Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American)

    Purchase, Saundra B. Lane Gift, in honor of Charles Isaacs, 2010 (2010.36)

  • Ordnance, Private

    1866

    Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2010 (2010.37)

  • Fatigue, Marching Order

    1866

    Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2010 (2010.38)

  • [Union Soldier Holding Rifle, with Photographer's Posing Stand]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2011 (2011.474)

  • Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia

    1862

    Brady & Co. (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2011 (2011.476)

  • [Presidential Campaign Medal with portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin]

    1860

    After Mathew B. Brady (American)

    Purchase, The Overbrook Foundation Gift, 2012 (2012.12)

  • [Presidential Campaign Medal with Portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson]

    1864

    After Thomas Le Mere (American)

    Purchase, The Overbrook Foundation Gift, 2012 (2012.13)

  • Savannah, Georgia, No. 2

    1866

    George N. Barnard (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.19)

  • [Union Soldier and Barber]

    1861–1865

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.326)

  • [Union Officer Standing at Attention]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    Anonymous Gift, 2012 (2012.504)

  • [Union Soldiers Sitting on Bench, Playing Cards]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.72)

  • Union Sergent John Emery

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.73)

  • [Union Officer and Private, Standing at Attention, with Sword and Rifle with Fixed Bayonet]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.74)

  • [Union Private with Musket and Pistol]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.76)

  • Corporal Hiram Warner, Company C, Second United States Sharp Shooters

    1861–62

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.78)

  • [Union Cavalry Soldier, Seated, with Sword and Handgun]

    1861–65

    Unknown (American)

    The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.79)

  • [Mourning Corsage with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

    April 1865

    Unknown (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.46)

  • [Pennsylvania Zouave Soldiers in Field]

    1861–65

    Unknown

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.47)

  • [Camp Scene with Soldiers of the 22nd New York State Militia, Harper's Ferry, Virginia]

    1862

    Mathew B. Brady (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.48)

  • [Wounded Soldiers on Cots, possibly at Harewood Hospital]

    1865

    Reed Brockway Bontecou (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.49)

  • Sergeant Alex Rogers with Battle Flag, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac

    ca. 1863

    Unknown

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.50)

  • Alonzo H. Sterrett, Late Adjutant, Fortieth U.S. Infantry

    July 27, 1865

    Hall & Company's Photograph Gallery

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.51)

  • Frank Wyatt, One of General Dodge's Band, Corinth, Mississippi

    September 18, 1863

    George W. Armstead (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.52)

  • Sergeant John Lincoln Clem, The Drummer Boy of Chickamauga

    ca. 1864

    Morse & Peaslee, Gallery of the Cumberland

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.53)

  • Sojourner Truth, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance"

    1864

    Unknown

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.54)

  • [Major General William Tecumseh Sherman Wearing Mourning Armband]

    1865

    Brady & Co. (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.55)

  • General George McClellan

    1862 (?)

    Charles DeForest Fredricks (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.56)

  • Picture Gallery Photographs

    1860s

    Unknown

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.57)

  • [Young Woman with Beckers Tabletop Stereoscope]

    1864–66

    Porter Photograph Parlors (American)

    Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2013 (2013.58)

  • Ruins of Mrs. Henry's House, Battlefield of Bull Run

    March 1862

    George N. Barnard (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.106)

  • Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond

    1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.11, .226)

  • End of the Bridge after Burnside's Attack, Fredericksburg, Virginia

    1863

    Andrew Joseph Russell (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.17)

  • Procession of Troops and Civilians on Way to Dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    November 19, 1863

    Isaac G. Tyson (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.174)

  • Confederate Method of Destroying Rail Roads at McCloud Mill, Virginia

    1863

    Andrew Joseph Russell (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.175)

  • Ruins of Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Bridge, Richmond, Virginia

    ca. 1865

    Alexander Gardner (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.22)

  • Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery B, Petersburg, Virginia

    1864

    Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, born Ireland)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.241)

  • Bridge on Orange and Alexandria Rail Road, as Repaired by Army Engineers under Colonel Herman Haupt

    1865

    Andrew Joseph Russell (American)

  • Armory Square Hospital, Washington

    1863–65

    Unknown (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.307)

  • Wheat–Field in Which General Reynolds Was Shot

    July 1863

    Mathew B. Brady (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.352, .391)

  • Laborers at Quartermaster's Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia

    1863–65

    Attributed to Andrew Joseph Russell (American)

    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933 (33.65.40)

  • Frank, Frederick & Alice. "The Children of the Battle Field"

    1863

    Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown (American)

    Gift of Eva Kasiska, 1947 (47.46.44.32)

 
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