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6th June 2015

Remembering Walter Liedtke, Metropolitan Museum Curator

Curators are important, but indistinct, voices in the world of art. They select the art shown in exhibitions and their scholarship influences how we understand what is displayed. A glimpse into this world is provided in this piece about Walter Liedtke, curator of Dutch and Flemish paintings at the Metropolitan Museum, who died last week in a New York train crash. A video of a lecture by Leidtke on Vermeer is here.