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As part of a special Sunday at the Met program held in conjunction with the exhibition Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, Dirk H. Breiding, Assistant Curator, discusses challenges faced by the Arms and Armor Department, including widespread misconceptions and the difficulties of displaying weapons and armor that were rarely intended to be viewed in a museum.
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Dressing in Steel: Part One
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Dressing in Steel: Part Two
(00:20:04) 269 views
A Visit to the Armor Galleries
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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929
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The Art of Arms and Armor: Challenges of Research, Display, and Education
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Curators, Collectors, and Dealers: The Growth of the Arms and Armor Collection, 1929 to the Present
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Field and Tournament Armor
of Johann Wilhelm (1530–1573),
Duke of Saxe-Weimar
Elements from a Garniture Attributed to Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591)
Portions of an armor garniture
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Inscription: Stamped on buffe: linden leaf of Matthes Deutsch; city mark of landshut
Stamped on breastplate
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