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A Scholars' Day Workshop: On the Tapestry "Triumph of Fame"

Learn more about the exhibition The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions, on view at the Met October 24, 2008 - February 1, 2009: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/philippe_de_montebello_years/splash.aspx Standing in front of "Triumph of Fame", from a set of The Triumphs of Petrarch, Director Thomas P. Campbell speaks about the history of tapestry collecting in early twentieth-century America—and the challenge of discovering significant pieces in good condition. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection, this event takes place in the galleries of the exhibition highlighting the works of art acquired by the Met during the directorship of Philippe de Montebello. Curators speak about the relationships between institutions and donors as they stand in front of featured works of art.
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