Collections[ edit ] The Great Hall. The Met's permanent collection is curated by seventeen separate departments, each with a specialized staff of curators and scholars, as well as six dedicated conservation departments and a Department of Scientific Research. Campbell as the Met's director and CEO on June 30, the search for a new director of the Museum was assigned to the human resources firm Phillips Oppenheim to present a new candidate for the position "by the end of the fiscal year in June" of
Collections[ edit ] The Great Hall. Geographically designated collections[ edit ] Ancient Near Eastern art[ edit ] Beginning in the late 19th century, the Met started acquiring ancient art and artifacts from the Near East.
The highlights of the collection include a set of monumental stone lamassuor guardian figures, from the Northwest Palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II.
Rockefeller donated his more than 3,piece collection to the museum. The collection dates back almost to the founding of the museum: Today, an entire wing of the museum is dedicated to the Asian collection, and spans 4, years of Asian art.
The department is well known for its comprehensive collection of Chinese calligraphy and paintingas well as for its Indian sculptures, Nepalese and Tibetan works, and the arts of Burma MyanmarCambodia and Thailand.
The Asian wing also contains a complete Ming Dynasty -style garden courtmodeled on a courtyard in the Master of the Nets Garden in Suzhou. Hearn is the current department chairman of Asian Art since These models depict, in unparalleled detail, a cross-section of Egyptian life in the early Middle Kingdom: William the Faience Hippopotamus is a miniature shown at right.
The oldest items at the Met, a set of Archeulian flints from Deir el-Bahri which date from the Lower Paleolithic period betweenand 75, BCare part of the Egyptian collection. The curator is Diana Craig Patch.
The European Sculpture and Decorative Arts collection is one of the largest departments at the Met, holding in excess of 50, separate pieces from the 15th through the early 20th centuries.
The new installation provides visitors with the history of American art from the 18th through the early 20th century. Though the collection naturally concentrates on items from ancient Greece and the Roman Empirethese historical regions represent a wide range of cultures and artistic styles, from classic Greek black-figure and red-figure vases to carved Roman tunic pins.
The collection also contains many pieces from far earlier than the Greek or Roman empires—among the most remarkable are a collection of early Cycladic sculptures from the mid-third millennium BC, many so abstract as to seem almost modern.
The Greek and Roman galleries also contain several large classical wall paintings and reliefs from different periods, including an entire reconstructed bedroom from a noble villa in Boscorealeexcavated after its entombment by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD The collection also includes artifacts and works of art of cultural and secular origin from the time period indicated by the rise of Islam predominantly from the Near East and in contrast to the Ancient Near Eastern collections.
The biggest number of miniatures from the "Shahnama" list prepared under the reign of Shah Tahmasp I, the most luxurious of all the existing Islamic manuscripts, also belongs to this museum.
Other rarities include the works of Sultan Muhammad and his associates from the Tabriz school "The Sade Holiday", "Tahmiras kills divs", "Bijan and Manizhe", and many others. Much of the 12, strong collection consists of secular items, including ceramics and textilesfrom Islamic cultures ranging from Spain to North Africa to Central Asia.This list links to videos, essays, images, and additional resources for the required works of art for the AP* Art History course and exam.
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