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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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  • Presenting papers at a conference for Georgian museum staff and the public (2011). From left to right: Jack Soultanian (Conservator), David Lordkipanidze (Director of the Georgian National Museum), Dan Kershaw (Exhibition Design Manager), and Helen Evans (Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art).
  • Discussing conservation of works in the Georgian collections (2010).
  • Discussing object selection for the new medieval galleries (2011).

Advisory Panel, Georgian National Museum, reinstallation of medieval collections



The Director of the Georgian National Museum, David Lordkipanidze, invited a team of the Metropolitan Museum staff to Tbilisi to advise on the reinstallation of the National Museum's galleries of medieval art, one of the most important aspects of the national collections. A former fellow at the Metropolitan Museum developed the project "Reconstructing the Past—Tradition and Transformation: Reinstallation of the Medieval Collections of the Georgian National Museum," using the Metropolitan Museum's Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Byzantine Art as the conceptual and design model. The participation of the Met's team of a curator, a conservator, and an exhibition designer who had worked on the Jaharis galleries is funded by a UNESCO Participation Programme Grant. During their first two visits to the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi, the Met's representatives have held conservation workshops and gallery concept and installation discussions with members of the National Museum staff. The Met team also presented papers on their fields of expertise at symposia sponsored by the director of the National Museum. The Metropolitan Museum's participation was followed with interest in the local press.

This project has been funded by UNESCO Participation Programme Grant.
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