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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 collection 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 Around the World is designed and maintained by the Office of the Director.


The Met organizes large and small exhibitions that travel beyond the Museum's walls, extending our scholarship to institutions across the world. See our national and international traveling 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 national and 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 collections. See our national and international conservation activities 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 national and international excavation program from the Met's founding to the present.


The Met hosts 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 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 national and international exchange program and other collaborations from 2009 to the present.

There are currently no international activities in this region.
Exchanges & Collaborations
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  • From left to right: Dr. Ion Opris (Researcher and Professor of Conservation/Art History, the National History Museum in Bucharest; Former Overseer of Romanian Cultural Patrimony/Heritage), Florica Zaharia (Conservator-in-Charge, Textile Conservation) and Keeper of the Tiganesti monastery.
  • Florica Zaharia (Conservator-in-Charge, Textile Conservation), Dr. Ursu (Director, Museum Complex of Suceava in Bucovina), and Dr. Crisan Museteanu (Director, The National History Museum, Bucharest) in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum.
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  • Christ Is Born as Man's Redeemer (Episode from The Story of the Redemption of Man)


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    The Cloisters Collection, 1938 (38.28)

Romanian Museums / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Exchange Program



The Romanian Museums / The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Exchange Program has provided participants—including directors, curators, and conservators—the opportunity to observe the ways in which museums are organized and to gain a better understanding of the conservation issues facing museums in Romania and the United States. A conservation workshop held at the Met on the restoration of the tapestry Christ is Born as Man's Redeemer (38.28) in the collection of The Cloisters brought four Romanian staff members to New York, including the director of the Ethnographic Museum in Moldavia. This intensive workshop culminated in a two-day textile symposium entitled "Redemption: Tapestry Preservation Past and Present."

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