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A Peek Behind the Curtain

When you think of a museum it is often of a sprawling building with large open spaces and the public moving through them. As much as that is the case, the opposite is true as well. Most museums can only exhibit a fraction of their collections and it takes as a lot of space, hidden from public view, to support what goes on in the galleries.

There were a couple of behind the scenes images of my assistant Dan in my recent blog post, The End of the Affair. They were shot in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for an upcoming story. I’ll be able to show those images within a few weeks. Until then, here is a peek behind the curtain – the north facing studio on the roof of the museum where much of the painting restoration takes place.

Painting restoration studio, Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY. September, 2012. Composite of four iPhone photos. Click to enlarge.