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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.
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  • Examination of a drawing using the analytical method of infrared reflectography (IR), coupled with digital capture for documentation and study. Photograph courtesy of Rachel Mustalish.


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ConservationSpace is one of several information technology initiatives supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the museums and scholars and to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and domains. The goal of ConservationSpace is to develop an open-source software application that will address a core need of the conservation community for a shared digital approach to managing its documentation, improve continuity in procedures, increase access, expand research opportunities, and better ensure the preservation of conservation documentation. A first meeting, in early March 2009, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a second, in early April 2009, at the National Gallery, London, marked the beginnings of this large international partnership to design and build a conservation documentation system. Representatives from each of the conservation departments and conservators embedded in curatorial departments at the Metropolitan Museum have been working on this initiative.

Partners include The British Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Museum of the Moving Image, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, and Yale University.

Made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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