Thursday, February 25, 2021

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications: Titles with full-text online

 [First posted in AWOL 12 October 2012, updated 25 February 2021]


MetPublications is a portal to The Met's comprehensive publishing program with over 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.

MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press. For the Met's Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met's Journal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF.

Readers may also locate works of art from The Met's collection that are included in every book and periodical title and access the most recent information about these works in Collection.

Readers are also directed to every title located in library catalogues on WATSONLINE and WorldCat.

Please check back frequently for updates and new book titles.

MetPublications is made possible by Hunt & Betsy Lawrence.

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About The Met's Publishing Program

From its founding in 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has published exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, and guides to the collection. Today it is one of the leading museum publishers in the world, and its award-winning books consistently set the standard for scholarship, production values, and elegant design. Each year, The Met produces about thirty exhibition and collection catalogues and general-audience books, as well as informative periodicals such as the quarterly Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin and the annual Metropolitan Museum Journal.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin is a quarterly publication, geared to a general audience, that focuses on works in The Met's collection or exhibitions displayed at the Museum.

The Metropolitan Museum Journal is an annual publication that serves as a forum for the latest scholarly findings about works of art, chiefly in The Met's collection, and related topics.

Since 2000, The Met has developed three online publications focused on its permanent collection: the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, with three hundred chronologies, over nine hundred essays, and close to seven thousand works of art written by Museum specialists; Connections, which offers personal perspectives on works in the collection; and 82nd & Fifth, which asks one hundred curators to talk about one hundred works that changed the way they see the world.

The Met's print and online publications program will continue to expand in scope in order to reach the broadest possible audience, thus fulfilling the institution's mission to increase public awareness of and appreciation for art, presenting insightful scholarly discussions and diverse Museum voices on works of art, art history, and especially the Museum's collection and exhibitions.

1 comment:

  1. This is so wonderful. Of course, it would be nice if they were available for Kindle, Nook, or iBooks. Reading them on a computer screen can be hard on the eyes. We're taking rare and out-of-print titles and turning them into eBooks. Our focus is archaeology, Egyptology, and Victorian Egypt. Our first title, available now, is Howard Carter's "The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen," available for Kindle and Nook.