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Thomas P. Campbell:
Weaving narratives in museum galleries

TED2012 · 16:36 · Filmed Mar 2012
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Thomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries
16:36 · Filmed March 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories. With glorious images, he shows how his curation philosophy works for displaying medieval tapestries—and for the over-the-top fashion/art of Alexander McQueen. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)

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Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, aims to make the venerable museum's offerings both narrative-driven and accessible. Full bio
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