Lincoln Center Dialogue: Thomas P. Campbell, Metropolitan Museum of Art


As a curation scholar, I,
you know, I lectured a huge amount, so I got very used to,
I got very comfortable being in front of audiences of all kinds. So in one sense, that has been
a fairly easy transition. Although I think, to put in a broader context, I’m certainly trying to bring more voices
of the Metropolitan forward recognizing that we live in an era…
because of technology and because of our audience’s
ever-growing capacity to kind of process information. I think the era of the single spokesperson for a museum is perhaps over. You know, we have 140 curators at the Met, all of whom are fascinating,
eccentric, and fun. So using the internet,
I’m definitely trying to bring their voices forward and those of others within the institution.

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