• Traveling Exhibitions Traveling Exhibitions
  • Traveling Works of Art Traveling Works of Art
  • Conservation Conservation Projects
  • Excavations Excavations
  • Fellows Fellows
  • Exchanges & Collaborations Exchanges & Collaborations
  • Multiple Categories Multiple Items
    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.
Conservation Projects
1 /
  • Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532), Christ on the Cold Stone, 1527, Oil on panel, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest.
  • Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532), Portrait of a Man, ca. 1520–25, Oil on oak panel, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp.

Conservation of Gossart's The Mocking of Christ and Portrait of a Man

Belgium, Hungary


These two paintings were cleaned and restored in preparation for the Metropolitan Museum's major monographic exhibition Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance. Both paintings had been in storage in their respective museums because their appearance was severely distorted by discolored varnish and liberal overpainting. However, during preparatory research, their quality was recognized by the exhibition's curator and, following extensive technical examination and treatment in the paintings conservation center, they have been acknowledged as important autograph works by Gossart. Of particular note was the recovery of the ultramarine blue drapery in The Mocking of Christ (Budapest). In the Portrait of a Man (Antwerp), the erroneous coat of arms, which had been added at a much later date, was suppressed with retouching in order to recover the original spatial relationship between the sitter and the background.

Partnered with The Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Art), Budapest, and the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Royal Museum of Fine Arts), Antwerp.
© 2012–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art