Posted in museums, resources by Editor on November 8, 2012

From MetPublications:


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About MetPublications

MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met’s founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.

MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met bibliographies by author, theme, or keyword. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost. Books can be previewed or read and searched through the Google Books program. Many out-of-print books are available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press.

Readers may also locate works of art from the Met’s collections that are included within each title and access the most recent information about these works in Collections. Readers are also directed to every title located in library catalogues on WATSONLINE and WorldCat. Please check back frequently for updates and new book titles. MetPublications is made possible by Hunt & Betsy Lawrence.

About the Met’s Publishing Program

From its founding in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum has published exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, and guides to the collections. Today it is one of the leading museum publishers in the world, and its award-winning books consistently set the standard for scholarship, production values, and elegant design. Each year, the Met produces about thirty exhibition and collection catalogues and general-audience books, as well as informative periodicals such as the quarterly Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin and the annual Metropolitan Museum Journal.

Beginning in 2000, the Met developed two groundbreaking online publications: the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, with 300 chronologies, 900+ essays, and close to 7,000 works of art written by Museum specialists; and Connections, which offers personal perspectives on works in the collections.

The Met’s print and online publications program will continue to expand in scope in order to reach the broadest possible audience, thus fulfilling its mission to increase public awareness of and appreciation for art, presenting insightful scholarly discussions and diverse Museum voices on works of art, art history, and especially the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

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