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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 collections 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.

Traveling
Exhibitions

The Met organizes large and small exhibitions that travel beyond the Museum's walls, extending our scholarship to institutions across the world. See our international exhibition program from 2009 to the present.

Traveling
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 international loans program.

Conservation
Projects

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 international collections, and advising on conservation projects and practices globally. See our international conservation program from 2009 to the present.

Excavations

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 international excavation program from the Met's founding to the present.

Fellows

The Met hosts international 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 international 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 international exchange program and other collaborations from 2009 to the present.

There are currently no international activities in this region.
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  • Kathrin Colburn from the Department of Textile Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and students discussing the analysis of textiles in the galleries of the Coptic Museum, Cairo, during the "Textile Documentation and Preservation" workshop, January 2010. Photograph by Lyn Younes.
  • Kathrin Colburn from the Department of Textile Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, demonstrating the handling of fragile textiles to her students at the Coptic Museum, Cairo, during the "Textile Documentation and Preservation" workshop, January 2010. Photograph by Lyn Younes.
  • Lyn Younes of Museum & Art Advisory, LLC and Kathrin Colburn from the Department of Textile Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with students of the "Textile Documentation and Preservation" workshop in the courtyard of the Coptic Museum, Cairo, January 2010. Photographer unknown.

Workshop on Textile Documentation and Preservation

Egypt

January 17–29, 2010

A workshop, "Textile Documentation and Preservation," organized by Museum & Art Advisory, LLC with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was held January 17–29, 2010, at the Coptic Museum, Cairo. Funding was provided by an anonymous donor. Seven conservators, drawn from the Coptic Museum (2), the Islamic Museum (2), the Egyptian Museum (2), and the Manial Palace (1), were selected to participate in this program and to specialize in textile conservation.

The Metropolitan Museum sent a senior conservator from the Department of Textile Conservation to teach the principles of textile conservation. During the course of this workshop, there were extensive discussions of the documentation, analysis, and storage of Late Antique textiles. Lectures provided the necessary theoretical background. Practical experience was gained through the actual examination of textiles from the collection of the Coptic Museum. Exercises enhanced the students' understanding of making storage mounts for fragile textiles, and work in storerooms highlighted the importance of monitoring environmental conditions. Also instructive were visits to local museums, conservation laboratories, and weaving centers. After completion of the workshop, participants were better prepared to care for their respective textile collections.

Efforts are ongoing to continue this program to improve the conservation of Egypt's remarkable textiles.
 
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