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The Costume Institute - Seven centuries and five continents of fashionable dress, regional costumes, and accessories for men, women, and children, up to the present.

Drawings & Prints - Graphic art of the Renaissance and after, encompassing prints in all techniques, sketches to highly finished drawings, illustrated books, and other works on paper.

Egyptian Art - Statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary objects, jewelry, daily implements, and architecture from prehistoric Egypt through the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms to the Roman period (4th century C.E.).

European Paintings - Major canvases, panels, triptychs, and frescoes by Italian, Flemish, Dutch, French, Spanish, and British masters, from the 12th through the 19th century.

European Sculpture & Decorative Arts - Sculpture, furniture, ceramics and glass, metalwork, scientific instruments, textiles, and period rooms of the major Western European countries from the Renaissance through the early 20th century.

Greek & Roman Art - Arts of Greece, Rome, Etruria, Cyprus, and Greek and Roman settlements until the 4th century C.E., including marble, bronze, and terracotta sculpture, vases, wall paintings, jewelry, gems, glass, and utilitarian objects.

Islamic Art - Manuscripts and miniatures, carpets, intricately decorated objects in many media, and architectural elements from the founding of Islam in the 7th century C.E. onward, from Morocco to India.

The Robert Lehman Collection - A private collection of paintings, drawings, and decorative arts given to the Museum, rich in works from the Italian and Northern Renaissance through the 20th century.

The Libraries - Rare first editions, artists' treatises and manuals, illustrated atlases, scrapbooks, fine bindings, and seminal works of art history from the Museum's research libraries.

Medieval Art - Early European, Byzantine, Carolingian, Romanesque, and Gothic works from the 4th to 16th century, including sculpture, tapestries, reliquaries, liturgical vessels, and more.

Modern Art - American and European paintings, works on paper, sculpture, design, and architecture representing the major artistic movements since 1900.

Musical Instruments - An international array of instruments of historical, technical, and social importance, as well as tonal and visual beauty, from accordions to koras to zithers.

Photographs - Prints and daguerreotypes from the early history of the medium, European and American avant-garde works, and contemporary contributions from around the world.

Antonio Ratti Textile Center - Tapestries, velvets, carpets, embroideries, laces, samplers, quilts, and woven and printed fabrics from all periods and civilizations, dating back to 3000 B.C.E.

Provenance Research Project - Read about ongoing research into the ownership history, or provenance, of paintings and other works of art in the Metropolitan Museum.

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