Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

82nd & Fifth – curator videos

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82nd and FifthThe Met’s website – 82nd & Fifth – is an online film project whereby one hundred of their curators will each discuss a work of art from the Met’s collection that changed the way they see the world. The site’s ambition is to “link historical art and culture to a broader conversation”. Each two-minute video is tagged to a number of broad themes. Those of interest to religion and museums include:

They have so far produced 38 episodes and will produce two more per week until the target is reached. Could make useful teaching aids for those in education/academia.

NB: 82nd & Fifth is the Met’s address in New York.

Also the website seems to struggle with older browsers.

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