Go behind the scenes and experience The Met as you never have before. Take a close look at highlights from The Met collection of works on paper—one of the most comprehensive and distinguished in the world—during this insider presentation in the study room. Notable for its exceptional breadth and depth, the collection comprises more than twenty-one thousand drawings, 1.2 million prints, and twelve thousand illustrated books created in Western Europe and America from the 15th century to the present.
Low activity: Expect to move around a little. You may stand or sit, and the room is accessible to wheelchair users and visitors who need to avoid stairs.
This tour is wheelchair accessible.
Terms and conditions: Masks are required. For the safety of objects and visitors, no touching or handling objects. Participants must leave coats, bags, and large objects in a designated, secured space in the study room. Pens and markers are not permitted, but visitors are welcome to use pencils. Photography without flash is permitted, though we ask visitors to photograph artworks only and be mindful that staff members and other visitors should not appear in their photographs. Videography of any kind is not permitted.
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.