The Met’s Goldmine of Data Assets

The Metropolitan Museum of Art aka “the Met” in New York City is the third most visited museum in the world. Established in 1870, the Met has accumulated a collection of over 2 million artifacts housed in 2.2 million square feet of space. In this blog post, we explore how the Met, as the sentinel standing watch over 5000 years of art, uses data to make “highbrow” art that was historically only within the purview of the cultural elites, accessible to all.