Soon after its founding, The Met began selling reproductions of works in its collection to raise funds and fulfill the mission from our original 1870 Charter to be "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts."
From Artwork to Final Product
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Where can I buy quality art reproductions?Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast, a curious explorer, or someone seeking the perfect art-inspired gift, quality art reproductions will elevate your home decor and bring timeless masterpieces into your daily life. Trust The Met Store to offer only the highest quality art reproductions and art-inspired items. From artful home accessories to memorable gifts for art lovers in your life, you’ll find an array of choices at the museum gift shop.
Does The Met sell reproductions?Yes, The Met has sold select reproductions since shortly after opening in 1870. At The Met Store, you will find an exclusive range of high-quality reproductions and products inspired by our esteemed collection. At The Met, we believe that art should be accessible to everyone, and our reproduction program reflects this ethos. You’ll find elegant gifts for her, fine art jewelry, art books for kids, and art-inspired home decor at the museum gift shop.
Where can I find unique art-inspired gifts?Giving meaningful, inspired gifts to the artists and art aficionados on your gift list does not have to be difficult. At The Met Store, you will find memorable art-inspired gifts for all ages. Choose from our vast selection of gifts ranging from art books for children to luxurious silk art scarves to collectible art ornaments.
How does The Met Store create products to sell?Each season, new items are developed that are inspired by artwork in our collection. Through a detailed design process, the artwork is reinterpreted, curatorially reviewed, and then produced with artisans around the world. Each product is meticulously crafted to capture the essence of the original artwork, allowing you to bring a piece of artistic heritage into your daily life.
Does The Met Store work with artisans for its products?Our talented team of artisans and designers from around the world collaborate closely with art experts to ensure the utmost authenticity and accuracy in each reproduction. Our product offerings extend beyond prints to art-inspired merchandise that includes stylish apparel, art stationery, and artful home accessories, all carefully crafted to celebrate the beauty of creativity.