China show signals Met’s expanding global role


The next director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will take over an institution with a greatly expanded global role, perhaps the most significant long-term legacy of its outgoing director, Thomas Campbell, who announced in late February that he would be stepping down in June. “I have been trying to develop an agenda that moves away from a Western museum as primarily an accumulator of objects and knowledge to one that positions it as part of a matrix of international peers,” Campbell said of his eight years at the helm… Read more

Image: Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, speaking at a press briefing at the Palace Museum in Beijing, China, about the exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass (Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art)