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In many ways the most remarkable piece of work in the show “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” at the Metropolitan Museum is Dean himself.

In many ways the most remarkable piece of work in the show “Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department” at the Metropolitan Museum is Dean himself.

In this blog post, curator Donald J. La Rocca describes Bashford Dean's contributions to the design of American helmets during World War I. Dean was also the founding curator of our Arms and Armor Department,  rapidly building the collection into one of international importance.

In this blog post, curator Donald J. La Rocca describes Bashford Dean's contributions to the design of American helmets during World War I. Dean was also the founding curator of our Arms and Armor Department, rapidly building the collection into one of international importance.

Boredom can easily strike anyone at any time of the day. No matter how interesting things can be, it can still become boring if done over and over again. And all people need to loosen up and have time to exercise their creative side and one of the easiest way to do it is toRead more

Boredom can easily strike anyone at any time of the day. No matter how interesting things can be, it can still become boring if done over and over again. And all people need to loosen up and have time to exercise their creative side and one of the easiest way to do it is toRead more

Bashford Dean and the staff of the Department of Arms and Armor in 1919; Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bashford Dean and the staff of the Department of Arms and Armor in 1919; Metropolitan Museum of Art

A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Ocean enthusiasts, divers, art lovers, and anyone entranced by the natural world will be instantly engrossed by this pearl of a book. #colossal

The Underwater Museum

A one-of-a-kind blend of art, nature, and conservation, The Underwater Museum re-creates an awe-inspiring dive into the dazzling under-ocean sculpture parks of artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Ocean enthusiasts, divers, art lovers, and anyone entranced by the natural world will be instantly engrossed by this pearl of a book. #colossal

We send our children to war.    World War I Soldier With American Flag In Background Between 1914 and 1918 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

We send our children to war. World War I Soldier With American Flag In Background Between 1914 and 1918 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

Major J. M. Figott and members of his company of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry kneeling at the graves of Canadian soldiers killed at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Dieppe, France, 1 September 1944. #vintage #WW2 #1940s #soldiers

Major J. M. Figott and members of his company of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry kneeling at the graves of Canadian soldiers killed at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Dieppe, France, 1 September 1944. #vintage #WW2 #1940s #soldiers

WW1, 1916 "Again the tank! The one-time mystery of modern warfare is getting more than its share of publicity now as increasingly good photographs come from the front."-Period Paper

WW1, 1916 "Again the tank! The one-time mystery of modern warfare is getting more than its share of publicity now as increasingly good photographs come from the front."-Period Paper

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