The Soares dos Reis National Museum welcomed a committee of patrons from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York. The visit was in line with the new strategic positioning of the Museum’s internationalisation, defined by the current Board in order to establish new partnerships and enhance the Museum’s external action.
The delegation, led by Maxwell K. Hearn, Director of the MET’s Department of Oriental Art, was introduced to the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s history and collections. The delegation also had the opportunity to learn about the process and concept of the Museum’s long-term exhibition. Maxwell K. Hearn acknowledged that the Soares dos Reis National Museum’s museological and museographic programme is in line both with the MET’s current work and with international trends.