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The Met sails past 7 million visitors for fiscal year 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hit a milestone last week: in the first full fiscal year, which was fiscal year 2019 (FY19), of its controversial new admission policy, the museum broke 7 million visitors. Across its three locations, The Met Fifth Avenue, The Cloisters, and The Met Breuer, the conglomerate of museums marked the third […]

US judge rules in favour of the Met concerning a Picasso and allegations of Nazi-era looting

Recently, chief US circuit judge Robert Katzmann upheld a 2018 ruling concerning Pablo Picasso’s The Actor (1904-1905) meaning it will stay in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Actor, now valued at around $100 million, became the subject of a nearly decade-long legal dispute when claims were made that it was sold […]

Google spreadsheet highlighting museum wages taken down

A Google Spreadsheet document asking museum sector employees to post their position and salary to shed light on the earnings of museum employees that began Friday morning has been removed. Titled ‘Art/Museum Salary Transparency 2019,’ the document was shared publicly and those who wanted to could add their rate of pay and terms of employment […]