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Q&Archives: Activating Archives with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An interview with Leah Constantine, Cataloguer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park Entrance facing north. Photographed on April 20, 1950
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Photograph and Extension Division. Photographed February 9, 1939
Snapshot of The Met’s story “Celebrating 150 Years of The Met” on Urban Archive. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue Facade; View of the facade and banner for “Medieval Art from Private Collections,” (October 30, 1968-March 30, 1969) including special Cloisters shuttle bus for visitors. Photographed in 1968–1969
A “then-and-now” recreation of The Met captured by Leah in 2019.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wing K, first floor, room 2; View facing south, during construction. Photographed February 1925 (left) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art; View showing the construction of the south façade of Wing J, facing northwest. Photographed April 2, 1915 (right)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Great Hall (Wing D, Gallery 1); Elevated view facing north with students from Washington Irving High School. Photographed May 25, 1926

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