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The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Published August 31st 2011
ISBN : 9781588394255
Hardcover
420 pages
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction.1This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for more than a century.The Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art have reaffirmed the statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission:The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.September 12, 20001 -Charter of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, State of New York, Laws of 1870, Chapter 197, passed April 13, 1870 and amended L.1898, ch. 34- L. 1908, ch. 219.