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About MetPublications

MetPublications is an online portal to The Metropolitan Museum of Art's comprehensive art publishing program. It features over 1700 titles, including books, guides, Bulletins and Journals from the last six decades. The full contents of over 1400 out-of-print titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF for free. Publications still in-print may be previewed and fully searched online through a link to Google Books.

Each publication’s unique record includes links to artworks in The Met Collection that are featured in the book. These connections allow readers to discover recent scholarship and further resources on each object's Collection page. Publication records also include the title's description, table of contents, author bios, reviews, awards, information on any accompanying exhibitions, links to related essays on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, links to related titles by author and subject, and links to facilitate access to physical copies of the publication, including library resources such as WATSONLINE and WorldCat .

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The Met's Publishing Program

From its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has published exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, and guides to the collection. Today it is one of the leading museum publishers worldwide, and its award-winning books consistently set the standard for scholarship, production values, and elegant design.

Each year, The Met produces more than twenty publications around The Met’s exhibitions and collections. In addition to catalogues, guides, amd digital-first publications featured on this platform, The Met also produces periodicals such as the quarterly Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin and the annual Metropolitan Museum Journal .

The Met's print and online publications program continues to expand in scope in order to reach the broadest possible audience, thus fulfilling the institution's mission to increase public awareness of and appreciation for art through insightful scholarly discussions and diverse Museum voices writing on works of art, art history, and especially the Museum's collection and exhibitions.

Founding Staff

Executive Director
Thomas P. Campbell

Project Directors
Gwen Roginsky and Teresa Lai

Amy Liebster and Robert Weisberg

Rachel High and Helena Guzik

Art Directors
Kevin Park and Natasha Mileshina

Technical Producers
Gowri Bettadahalli, Colin Kennedy, Pooja Mittal, Jeffrey W. Strickland, and Mike Westfall

Production Assistants
Alyssa Anker, Claire Gianotti, Nadja Hansen, Maddy Kloss, Camille Knop, Bryanna Knotts, Amelia Kutschbach, Casey Lesser, Kelly Mulrow, Kristen Newby, Margo Cohen Ristorucci, Lily Sawyer-Kaplan, Artemis Shaw, Grace Tung, Elizabeth A. Weinfield, and Patricia Yang

Project Advisors
Carrie Rebora Barratt, Erin Coburn, Cristina del Valle, Peggy H. Hebard, Brad Kauffman, Mark Polizzotti, Kenneth Soehner, Jeffrey S. Spar, and Valerie Troyansky

Special Thanks
Peter Antony, Christine S. Begley, Stephen Cebik, Paul DeMarco, John Titus Devadoss, Patricia Fidler, Austin Fisher, Robyn Fleming, Srinivasan Senthil Kumar, Roland Lange, Daniel Lipcan, Andrew Littell, Vardhan Makkena, Matthew Morrill, Jackie Neale Chadwick, Mark Nelson, Satyanaryana Pamarty, Jonathan Rohner, Shyam C. Oberoi, and Michael Sittenfeld