Curatorial Research

From its beginning in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has contributed to the body of art historical scholarship and knowledge, based on ongoing research performed by curators. A vast and diverse public is reached through curatorial lectures, symposia, and publications.

In preparation for the exhibition Jerusalem in the Middle Ages, a consultative team of scholars convened at the Metropolitan Museum in the Spring of 2014 to ensure that the project benefits from their multiple perspectives.

Costume Collections: A Collaborative Model for Museums
Two-Day Symposium, May 21–22, 2010

The Museum participates in a joint curatorial studies program with the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.


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