Nicholas Calcott

The Met

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Architecture & Interiors


“I have grown to love these hidden spaces — and the people who occupy them — as much as I love our galleries. At first glance, these areas are functional: places to stack boxes of Met shopping bags, store unused shipping crates and transfer vats of chicken salad between the public and staff cafeterias. But it is also the domain of heroes who are largely unseen and unsung: custodians and “maintainers”; security officers and kitchen workers; art handlers, wall painters and climate-control technicians — a small town’s worth of every trade and task.”

—Christine Coulsson, from ‘Behind The Scenes At The Met,’ originally published April 7th, 2016.

Project DetailsDirector of Photography: Nadia Vellam
Robert Rauschenberg Archive

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Architecture & Interiors, Still Life