A Knight in Shining Armor: Arms and Armor Conservation


Date and Time

Saturday, October 2, 2021

11:30 am–12:30 pm; 1–2 pm; 2:30–3:30 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

Great Hall

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Go behind the scenes and experience The Met as you never have before. Hear firsthand how this specialized conservation team cares for a unique aspect of art history and material culture, which includes a wide range of martial and ceremonial objects from virtually all cultures over thousands of years. Learn about this versatile studio’s tools and techniques and details from past and upcoming projects.

Medium activity: Expect to move around a bit and stand during the tour.

Terms and conditions: Masks are required. For the safety of objects and visitors, no touching or handling objects. No photography allowed. The Museum is not offering coat or bag check, so please plan to leave coats, bags, and unnecessary items at home.

Capacity is limited and advance registration is required. For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Presented as part of Behind-the-Scenes Tours at MetFest.

Per New York City’s “Key to NYC” requirement, all people 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the Museum. Attendees must show proof of receipt of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Acceptable forms of proof include the following: a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person's name, vaccine brand, and date administered; a New York City COVID Safe Pass; or a New York State Excelsior Pass. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. The Museum also requires that all visitors continue to wear proper face coverings while on the premises. Please review The Met's Visitor Guidelines webpage prior to your visit.


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