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By Danny Danziger

A distinctive oral portrait of the Met, drawing on interviews with every person from the director to the safety guards

The Metropolitan Museum of artwork is likely one of the maximum museums on the earth. it's a major position that takes up 5 urban blocks and has greater than million sq. toes of house, choked with treasures in every single place the attention can see. There are beautiful vases, jewellery, tapestry, baseball playing cards, Egyptian mummies, sculptures, and furnishings, and plenty of of the main well-known and famous work on the planet, from Van Gogh to Rembrandt, Monet, and El Greco.

yet this recognized establishment, which pulls 4 million viewers a 12 months, is not only approximately items. This is a spot that's supported and maintained via humans, that's what this excellent ebook celebrates. within the fifty-two interviews in Museum, we meet a few of the those who have given their lives to creating the Met the luck that it truly is. we're brought to curators with never-ending wisdom who take care of the collections; in addition to cleaners; florists; police and protection employees who hold and safe the development; plus the philanthropists and millionaires who donate their funds for brand new and lovely artwork works, together with recognized humans like Henry Kravis and Annette de l. a. Renta.

Danziger has a unprecedented contact for buying simply the correct element, and those interviews are informative, relocating, and compulsively readable. Oral heritage at its top, Museum will allure not just to the hundreds of thousands who stopover at the Met each year, but in addition to someone with an curiosity in museums and paintings.

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