Inside the Museum: A Children's Guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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What is a curator? How was an ancient temple moved from Egypt to New York? Who locks the doors at night? Questions like these and many more about the Metropolitan Museum of Art and by extension all art museums - are answered in this guide and activity book for young people. The text and illustrations encourage children to interact with works of art and objects from every area of the the Metropolitan's vast, encyclopedic collections. From Assyrian art to Abstract Expressionism, from musical instruments to Medieval armour, from Colonial America to the Far East, every sort of art and art object is treated here, with especially popular pieces shown and described in detail. There is, however, more to a museum than meets the eye and this book also goes behind the scenes to discuss the people and the processes that make a museum work.

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