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About this collection

Taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Digital Media Department and the former Image Library, these images provide documentation of the museum’s history. The images represent the Metropolitan Museum from its inception in 1870 through the present day. Metropolitan Museum of Art Images is organized by sub collections which are listed below with descriptions of their contents. You may browse the sub collection by clicking on the title. The images can also be searched and organized by subject heading, date, and keyword. This can be done within each sub collection as well as the collection as a whole.

 

This is a growing database; as images are cataloged, they will be added to the collection. Click here to browse the MMA Images collection.

 

A larger set of unprocessed and uncataloged images are available through this keyword-searchable PDF document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/images-mma/MMAImages.pdf

 

Above: http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll14/id/1128

 

Architecture

This collection largely consists of exterior views of the Metropolitan Museum of Art building, including current and previous locations. Construction views, proposed floor plans, and architectural models also fall under this category.

 

 

 

 

Permanent Collection Gallery Views

Gallery views depict permanent exhibitions within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the installation of artwork within those galleries.

 

 

 

 

Special Exhibition Gallery Views

These photographs of gallery views show temporary exhibitions as installed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These sets of images are also linked to their exhibition catalogs through the Watsonline record as available. Many exhibition catalogs have also been digitized and can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications collection. Links to the related exhibition catalog have been provided within the exhibition view record.

 

 

 

Banners

The photographs document exhibition promotional banners displayed on the Fifth Avenue Façade. The banner shots currently represent the years 1970 through 2004.

 

 

 

 
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