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Paperlust

Our new store, Paper Project, opens for all print and stationery lovers

A new store popped up at the Museum recently called “Paper Project,” it is a re-imagining of the museum shop, back where it all began. The Met Store was founded in 1910 in the Museum’s Great Hall, selling reproductions on paper of works in the collection; 105 years later, the Paper Project is a contemporary celebration of the material that started it all.

The Met Store 1910

The Met Store 1910

From the humble postcard to cutting-edge jewelry design, thought-provoking home decor to temporary tattoos, the pop-up store features over 500 products, every one made of paper, crafted in all its most creative manifestations.

Product display at the Paper Project

Product display at the Paper Project

This edit of products honors what paper can mean in the hands of a variety of makers and designers from across the globe, and includes approximately 25 feet of postcards and new prints that showcase the richness of the Met’s unrivaled collection.

The print and postcard wall in the Paper Project

The print and postcard wall in the Paper Project

Reproductions of favorite artworks from the Museum’s galleries are featured, including masterpieces by the likes of Rubens, Rossetti, Picasso, Gauguin, Modigliani, Klee, and Hopper, as well as beloved pieces currently not on view, such as rarely-seen works on paper by Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Detail of the range of mini-prints

Detail of the range of mini-prints

Visitors to the Paper Project pop-up will encounter an expansive spectrum of color, displayed across monolithic benches that recall the bronze and marble found in the Met’s famous Great Hall. The architectural features of the store have allowed us to highlight treasures from the Museum’s collection, creating synergy between the products and the environment they inhabit.

The pop-up celebrates the best of the Met: our originality, quality, variety, and style. We hope to see you scooping up prints, postcards, or something special very soon.

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