Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Last year it was visited by 5.2 million people."
"An Overview of the Museum," www.metmuseum.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2007)
"Central to the process of presenting a work of art is the role of scholarship and connoisseurship. This is an important point, for we often list 'research about the collections' as among the highest priorities of the art museum, along with educational programs for the general public. Indeed, all that we can do, we do with the overarching aim of reaching and enlightening the public, which, quite rightly, looks to us for truth."
"Director's Introduction to the Museum," www.metmuseum.org (accessed Apr. 27, 2007)
120,269 Annual Members and Members of the Corporation
$169.1 million (2005)
Philippe de Montebello, Director
# of Offices:
One (New York, NY)
# of Staff:
17 curatorial departments, 1,800 full-time employees, and 900 volunteers
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin
Metropolitan Museum Journal
Lita Annenberg Hazen and Joseph H. Hazen Center for Electronic Information Resources