Saturday, August 2, 2008

Unusual store

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York has opened retail stores at locations other than the Museum . The stores offer merchandise which are inspired by the objects / art forms in the museum . The inspiration for each piece in the store is explained in a note that accompanies it.

A wonderful idea to bring these museum object inspired products to consumers . One may go to the museum rarely (perhaps never ) . But a beautiful product inspired by an ancient art form can be purchased and be appreciated .

Seldom do museums venture beyond the confines of their physical premises .

The website is comprehensive , detailed and easy to navigate . Making the art more accessible to folks across the world .

The initiative by the Met Museum is innovative and enterprising .

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