The Art of Arms and Armor: Challenges of Research, Display, and Education

Dirk H. Breiding, Assistant Curator, discusses challenges faced by the Arms and Armor Department, including widespread misconceptions and the difficulties of displaying weapons and armor that were rarely intended to be viewed in a museum.

For more information on the exhibition Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, please visit the exhibition page: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/arms-and-armor

The Beyond Battle interactive game is now available for download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beyond-battle/id571770884?mt=8

The film A Visit to the Armor Galleries is also available online: http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/video/collections/aa/a-visit-to-the-armor-galleries

Special thanks to Kaos Historical Media for the use of their footage.

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