The Metropolitan Museum of Art British Galleries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has embarked on an ambitious renovation project, in which 10 galleries, including three historic interiors, devoted to British decorative arts and sculpture of the early 16th through 19th century will be reimagined and reinstalled. The current galleries will close in fall 2016 for approximately two years. When they reopen, they will present British art and design from a fresh perspective, exploring creativity in Britain’s extraordinarily entrepreneurial society. Brilliant at creating new markets where none existed, endlessly resourceful in the development of new materials and technologies, and inventive in their adaptation of stylistic models from across Europe and Asia, British artists, traders and patrons continually broke new ground.