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Applying for a Position at the Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to create and maintain a diverse workplace.

Only electronically submitted resumes linked to a specific open position can be considered. A listing of current job opportunities can be found below. To apply for a specific position click the “Apply Now >>” link that corresponds with the position you are applying for. When applying, submit your resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF document. The Museum will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate. Application materials for a specific position are kept on file for one year.

Due to the volume of resumes received, the Museum is unable to acknowledge each resume. Walk-in applications and/or general interest resumes will not be reviewed or retained.

Fellowship positions have very specific application procedures. Incomplete or late applications cannot be considered.

If you require assistance to participate in the application process, please contact a representative in the Human Resources department at 215-684-7970 to request an accommodation.

Current Openings


Capital Project Manager

The Museum seeks an experienced architect with advanced project management skills to provide day-to-day management for a variety of Museum Facilities Master Plan capital projects.

Working with the Museum’s staff, consultants, and contractors, the Capital Project Manager will develop an overall set of policies and standards for architectural design; develop requests for proposals for professional design and specialty services; and develop/implement systems to monitor and control project costs and schedules. The Manager will work with local, state and federal commissions, agencies and authorities in securing required governmental reviews and approvals. As required, he/she will prepare and assist with the preparation of regular reports, special studies and analysis. As a member of the Facilities Master Plan Project Team, this position will play a leading role in the management and further development of the overall Master Plan Phasing and Implementation strategy.

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a PM designation or equivalent professional experience; a professional license as an architect desired. Seeking candidates with 10+ years’ experience demonstrating increasing managerial responsibility. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to coordinate multiple groups.

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Records Coordinator

The Records Coordinator serves as administrative support staff for the Head of Conservation and the Conservation Department of permanent staff, fellows and interns, part-time contract conservators and technicians. The primary function is to manage and organize the paperwork records and digital records of works of art handled within the Department. The position also includes other administrative, organizational and clerical tasks such as phones, mail, and database work. H/she also assists the conservation staff and the Conservation Administrator on assignments as needed

Qualified applicants will have a BA (art history, chemistry, fine art, and/or conservation knowledge helpful), excellent computer skills, and problem solving abilities. Position requires organization and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate/interact in a large, busy and diverse work environment. Physical requirements include the ability to do light lifting and short ladder climbing to access files.

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Conservation Technician for Gallery Storage and Maintenance

The Museum seeks a careful and diligent Gallery Maintenance & Storage Technician for routine and special projects involving the cleaning of works of art on display, display/storage furniture (such as platforms), Plexiglas/glass cases, and occasionally the building fabric itself. Work is primarily performed in the Museum’s public spaces (Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building, and the Rodin Museum), storage facilities, and several historic houses. Some projects may involve working on a ladder, a single- or double-person hydraulic lift, or scaffolding at heights of up to 20/30 feet.

Technicians must be able to move equipment and should be able to lift 35 lbs. with ease. Candidates must be able to work on delicate and repetitive tasks, which require very close attention, good hand skills, the use of tools and color matching skills. The ability to focus on the task, good three-dimensional perception, and sensitivity to a wide variety of materials and their condition is necessary. Most work is carried out in small teams under the supervision of a team leader/senior gallery maintenance staff member. Technicians must work cooperatively within the group for the proper execution of the tasks and the safety of the works of art. Candidates with prior relevant work experience will be preferred.

This is a part-time position of up to two days a week. Some schedule flexibility available.

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Development Assistant, Planned Giving and Gifts of Works of Art

The Development Assistant for Planned Giving and Gifts of Works of Art supports the Deputy Director of Development in relation to gifts of works of art and the Planned Giving Officer for all aspects of the Museum’s Planned Giving program. This position will be expected to assist in the development and preparation of all planned giving proposals, marketing materials and mailings, coordinate planned gift administration, and draft letters, proposals, and notes to donors/prospects as needed The Development Assistant is also responsible for various office-wide duties, including mail pick-up and drop-off, general phone line coverage, and event preparation and staffing.

Bachelor’s Degree required. Two to three years of professional development experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with donors, volunteers, and staff at the highest level. This position requires exceptional writing and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and creative. Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and PGCalc desirable.

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Grants Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking an energetic and experienced Grants Manager to join its Development department and implement the Museum’s corporate, foundation, and government grants strategy for annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives, and capital projects. Major responsibilities include managing and stewarding a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government grants/donors, in addition to identifying and securing new institutional funding streams for Museum projects. Duties include preparing letters of inquiry, grant applications, grant reports, grant attachments, corporate partnership proposals and presentations, stewardship reports, and other related grant correspondence. This position works closely with senior leadership, curators, program and facilities staff, and volunteers to advance the Museum’s fundraising priorities. This is a unique opportunity for a development professional to increase the Museum’s financial support from institutional funding sources as the Museum prepares for its upcoming campaign.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree with arts or English major; a Master’s degree preferred. At least 4 years successful fundraising experience in an arts or education setting with grant writing and organizational giving experience strongly preferred. Candidate must demonstrate exceptional writing ability and excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities is a must. Knowledge of the corporate, foundation and government philanthropy landscape is an advantage. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop is an advantage.

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Manager of Leadership Annual Giving

The Museum currently seeks a creative and experienced development professional with strength in program planning and stewardship to manage the daily operations of the Museum’s comprehensive Leadership Annual Giving programs. As part of a three-member team that reports to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, the Manager of Leadership Annual Giving will work strategically and collaboratively with Development staff, Museum leadership, and volunteers to craft a constantly evolving strategy that supports the Museum’s premier membership groups—The Associates and Chairman’s Council—and unrestricted fundraising goals. He or she will work on all aspects of the Museum’s high-level annual giving fundraising program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual unrestricted gifts between $2,500 and $100,000. This role includes overseeing the benefits of membership at the Associates and Chairman’s Council levels, with a heavy emphasis on event and travel planning, retention/renewal/upgrade tactics, and volunteer management.

The ideal candidate will possess three to five years of progressive development experience or experience in a similar role and a record of success in initiating contact with prospective and current donors. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and creative. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate strong computer proficiency; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor management system is a plus. The successful candidate must have the ability to articulate the priorities and programs of the Museum, understand the interests of donors, and respect and maintain the confidentiality of information. A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) preferred.

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Telemarketing Representative

The Museum seeks professional and articulate telephone representatives to contact visitors to generate new membership sales. Previous telemarketing, fundraising, art, and/or nonprofit experience preferred. Seeking applicants with an interest in promoting the arts who are able to work flexible, part-time evening and weekend hours. Near public transportation (32, 38, 48, and 7 buses).

Please call (215) 684-7230 to apply.
Development Services Coordinator

The Development Services Coordinator reports to the Manager of Development Services, and serves as an expert in the entry and maintenance of data in the Museum’s fundraising system, The Raiser’s Edge. This position is also responsible for participating in evaluations and decisions regarding the most effective way to input information into Raiser’s Edge, as well as, how to best translate PMA Development program information into the fundraising system. The Development Services Coordinator will produce mailing lists for events and publications, run a variety of existing reports upon request, and may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree required. Three to four years of professional development experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. This position requires exceptional writing and oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and creative. Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.

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Visitor Services Assistants (Temporary)

We are seeking candidates to represent the Philadelphia Museum of Art as temporary, part-time Visitor Services Assistants.

We are currently seeking attentive, outgoing, energetic, individuals with a background or interest in art to help enrich the experience of Museum visitors during our upcoming Paul Durand-Ruel exhibition. At a minimum the position requires individuals to sell both general and special exhibit admission tickets; promote Museum programs and memberships through telephone and in-person contact; check guest coats; answer phone inquiries; provide information and answer guest questions.

Candidates seeking to work as a temporary, part-time Visitor Services Assistant should also have excellent customer service, computer, and clerical skills. Cash handling experience is also a plus. This is a fast-paced, multi-tasking position that requires candidates to have the ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 20 lbs. Availability to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is required for the position along with availability for at least one day during the week. Hours and days will vary with weekends, holidays, and evenings required. Interested candidates should click on the link to apply online. For serious consideration please include a copy of your resume and cover letter with salary expectations. This position is expected to last approximately 6 months.

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Museum Educator, School and Teacher Programs

The Museum Educator plays an essential role in providing teachers and students high quality opportunities to engage with the Museum’s collections and make meaningful personal and academic connections.

The primary responsibility of the Educator will be developing and delivering engaging, learner centered gallery lessons to K – 12 grade students in the permanent collections and Special Exhibitions as well as video conferencing lessons. In addition, the Educator will develop resource materials for students and teachers around the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. This position will also collaborate with other School and Teacher Programs staff to design and teach teacher workshops both at the museum and at schools, as well as take part in other department initiatives and activities as needed, including collection and special exhibition interpretation.

An ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of teaching experience in art museums, classroom, or other educational settings. At minimum, a strong candidate will have a B.A. in art history, studio art, museum education, museum studies, or a related field. M.A. is preferred. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of Art History. He/She must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively on a team and across departments. Experience designing a curriculum for a classroom is preferred.

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Museum Educator, Family Programs

The Museum seeks a Museum Educator for Family Programs within the Division of Education. This position reports directly to the Manager of Family Gallery Learning and provides some support to the Manager of Family Studio Learning. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of family programs, including teaching children ages 3-10 and their families, helping to plan and implement family festivals, designing gallery curriculum, and assisting with correspondence and general office work. The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in art, art history, arts education, museum education, or related liberal arts field, and proven experience teaching children in a Museum gallery setting. Weekend work is required: a typical working schedule is Tuesday-Friday and Sunday.

An ideal candidate will be a creative thinker that is lively, vibrant, and a charismatic teacher. This position requires someone who is a highly motivated self-starter with a passion for engaging children with information regarding art objects. Must be able to effectively collaborate on a team, as well as work independently when necessary. Ability to get up and down off the floor while teaching, lift 50 lbs, and walk extensive distances in the Museum is required.

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Human Resources Manager

The Museum seeks an experienced Human Resources professional to support the organization by planning, implementing, and evaluating human resources policies, programs, and practices. This role partners with and provides guidance to managers and employees on all aspects of the Museum’s employment, employee relations, training and performance management programs for exempt and non-exempt staff with the goal of attracting and retaining the Museum’s talented staff. Areas of responsibility will include:
• Recruiting and staffing
• Employee relations
• Performance management and improvement systems
• Organizational development
• Compliance to regulatory concerns
• Employee onboarding
• Policy development and documentation

We are seeking candidates with a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources or a business field; PHR/SPHR certification a plus. Candidates need 4+ years’ experience in HR management in an organization of similar size and complexity. Must have comprehensive knowledge of federal and state regulations and internal company policies as they pertain to human resources. The ability to establish credibility and rapport with a wide variety of associates including executive, management, staff and department co-workers is essential. Respect for confidential information and the ability to handle sensitive and challenging situations with poise and tact is required.

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Benefits and Compensation Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an analytical and customer-service driven individual to effectively manage and administer the Museum’s total benefits program. This position administers all aspects of the insurance plans including enrollments and terminations, billing, plan renewals/changes, reporting, and serving as the liaison for employees with third party administrators. The Manager oversees the compensation function; planning, developing and implementing new and revised compensation programs, policies and procedures to support the organization’s goals and competitive practices. This role is also the Museum’s HRIS manager and ensures the integrity of the data in the system. He/she manages FMLA, workers’ compensation claims and holds a lead role in the Museum’s workplace safety program. The Benefits and Compensation Manager sits on Museum committees including the 403(b) Investment Committee, Safety Committee and the Wellness Committee. He/she performs a variety of administrative tasks to support all of the benefits programs, and coordinates the work of one direct report.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years combined experience in compensation management and benefits administration; CEBS certification preferred. Must have comprehensive knowledge of and experience applying federal, state, and local regulations as they pertain to benefits administration. Excellent computer skill with proficiency in the Microsoft office suite, HRIS and payroll systems; knowledge of ADP preferred. Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively with an eye for detail is essential. Must be able to establish credibility and rapport with a wide variety of associates including executive, management, line staff, and department co-workers. Ability to maintain confidential information and to handle sensitive and challenging situations with poise and tact is essential.

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Audio-Visual Technician

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an Audio-Visual Technician to join a busy Audio Visual/IIT department. Audio-Visual technicians set up and operate sound systems, projection systems, video and sound recording equipment, mixing boards, microphones, speakers, projectors, interactive devices, video monitors and lighting in support of the Museum’s programs and events. Technicians will be required to transport, assemble, operate, maintain and repair equipment used in events and presentations. Technicians will also assist in the production of audio and video multimedia projects for museum exhibits, website and social media. Technicians should be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and the ability to interact with coworkers, the public and clients, often under deadline pressure.

Position requires excellent technical knowledge of presentation, video recording, teleconferencing, and other AV hardware with working knowledge of IT systems. CTS certificate desired. Candidates should have comprehensive hands-on AV equipment troubleshooting experience; knowledge of audio and video production and editing hardware / software including Apple Final Cut and Adobe Premiere; knowledge of desktop presentation software specifically MS PowerPoint and Keynote. A strong customer-service orientation required. The ability to prioritize and execute tasks under deadline pressure is essential.

Physical requirements include the ability to access all public and staff areas of the Museum campus. Position requires incumbent to be able to lift, load, and carry 50 pounds up to 20 feet; climb step stools and ladders; perform repetitive motions; and remain on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to carry, set up, adjust, and operate video cameras, recording equipment, sound systems, speakers, projectors, projection screens, video monitors, and lighting equipment.

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Associate Director for Systems Management

The Associate Director for Systems Management will hold a critical role in the Museum as we continue to evolve our data, communications, presentation systems, and infrastructure that support both our public facing digital experiences and our in-house systems. The Associate Director will serve as the primary director for all operational aspects of the System and Support Team at the Museum managing systems (servers, phone, av, and helpdesk and data network) and infrastructure. The Associate Director will also work with the Director of Information and Interpretive Technologies (IIT) in the strategic planning of enhancements needed to support the needs of new spaces and programs, storage and access to an increasing amount of digital-born assets images, video and sound, restructuring the digital services used by staff, and organizing staff training to help develop digital competencies outside of the IIT department.

The ideal candidate will be an extremely organized and efficient IT manager with excellent communication skills, a proactive teacher, mentor, and leader that will help shape the next generation of digital technologies for the Museum. The ability to juggle many competing priorities, allocate resources accurately and efficiently, and communicate transparently to all stakeholders is imperative. While not primarily a hands-on role, the Associate Director will need to accurately assess the work and efficiency of audio visual, network systems, application systems and helpdesk staff, provide direct guidance and troubleshooting and when required be able to perform hands-on responsibilities in these areas. The Associate Director will be expected to keep current with all technologies under their direction and the applications of these technologies to informal learning environments. The Associate Director will be expected to pursue professional development opportunities that ensure an ongoing expertise.

Responsibilities
• Manage a group of 11 staff (4 direct reports) that oversee Audio Visual Services and Production, Applications and System Support, Voice/Data Network Systems, and End User support.
• Maintain and evolve an IT infrastructure currently consisting of approximately 35 virtualized servers, 500+ desktop computers, and 700+ users.
• Rolling project portfolio of approximately 20 concurrent projects
• Management of 3-4 major projects per year as strategy/priorities dictate

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelors of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred.
• More than five years of IT management experience.
• Thorough to expert knowledge of the following:
-Network technologies including switching, routing, intrusion detection and prevention, and firewall administration (Cisco strongly preferred)
- Network infrastructure design
- Avaya VoIP technologies
- MS Applications
- Windows and Linux server administration
- Windows and Apple desktop operating systems and applications
- Storage environment administration (NAS/SAN)
- Business continuity/disaster recovery planning and implementation
- Database administration
- Server virtualization technologies (VMWare)
- Auditing and monitoring processes and software solutions
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards and Pennsylvania Privacy Laws

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User Interface and Graphic Designer

The Museum is building an Interactive Development team for the creation of original, ambitious interactive applications for our museum visitors to experience. We are looking for a strong User Interface Designer with experience creating mobile application and interactive presentation designs that keep the user at the forefront of consideration. We want to build compelling, rewarding and amazing experiences for the visitor, using the latest technologies, and this will require a forward-thinking, creative and enthusiastic designer.

In addition to user interface considerations, the designer will be responsible for all graphic design as well for our applications, interactives, and some web-based projects. The Interactive Graphic Designer role will be responsible for developing graphics to ensure a cohesive, high-quality aesthetic in support of the Museum’s interactive vision, and museum visitor presentation goals.

Position Responsibilities:

• Collaborative team participation on concept development, storyboarding, development, production and evaluation of interactive applications.

• Direct responsibility for wire frame interface design, user testing and evaluation, and then design and creation of all graphics for these applications on mobile devices, touchscreen presentations, and web pages.

• Creation of multi-layered interfaces, animations, and graphic elements needed by developers for integration into the carefully designed interactions we will be presenting.

• Close collaboration with the developer in the planning, development and implementation of the interactive experiences, which can range from something seen on a mobile phone screen to ones projected in immersive environments that take up entire rooms.

• An open mind to thinking of new and innovative ways of engaging visitors and making rewarding experiences with our art.

• A grounded, experienced understanding of how to best present interactions that work effectively for all types of visitors and experience levels.

Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years experience as a user experience designer or interactive designer with a portfolio that demonstrates superior visual skills along with process and thinking. Candidates should have a mastery of design and production tools, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and optionally, After Effects and animation tools. Proficiency in creating graphics for mobile applications and web sites required. Must have the ability to turn creative direction and output channel requirements into visual experiences with an understanding of how design affects performance/load time, and effective optimization techniques. Position requires the ability to propose design solutions based on best practices, fundamental design, and usability principles. Seeking someone with the motivation to continuously research and learn different methods and techniques to provide a variety of solutions. Experience in a non-profit environment preferred.

If you have an online portfolio, include the link in your cover letter/resume.

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Safety and Protection Services Manager

The Safety and Protection Services Manager has responsibilities across the functional areas of Protection Services and Safety. He/she manages requests for security, supervises Museum drivers and vehicle scheduling, provides administrative support in technology and access control matters, and manages the Museum’s occupational Health & Safety programs.

This role recommends policy changes and adjustments to work practices to conform to current regulations. He/she directs safety training, based on needs assessments and legal requirements and performs workplace inspections and follow up investigations to determine any corrective action necessary to prevent incidents from occurring. The Safety and Protection Services Supervisor coordinates with Human Resources and Finance in areas including but not limited to: workers’ compensation insurance, accident investigation, loss control recommendations and compliance.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years responsible experience developing and maintaining security, occupational health & safety, and fire safety programs for a large institution. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation is preferred; a willingness to pursue this designation is required. Must have working and current knowledge of Federal, State, and Local health and safety standards, codes, regulations, and guidelines including the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and City of Philadelphia codes. Significant knowledge of security electronics and an ability to analyze and address common system failures and improvements in cooperation with the IT department necessary. Must be able to maintain confidential information.

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Store Manager

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks an enthusiastic, sales oriented leader to manage the operations of the Museum stores. This position maximizes the sales and profitability of Museum stores by ensuring high standards of customer service and expense control.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Staff management including recruitment, training, staff development, and performance management.
• Ability to delegate tasks and projects to staff and provides follow-up to ensure completion.
• Drives productivity by directing effective store schedules, managing payroll dollars and ensuring proper floor coverage.
• Maintains and protects museum store assets.
• Maintains sales floor to Retail standards, i.e., fully stocked and well merchandised.
• Creates and fully supports promotions and contests to motivate staff.
• Reinforces selling skills and good customer service on floor through role modeling, coaching, and feedback.
• Provides and ensures that staff provide a level of customer service consistent with Retail standards.
• Communicates, follows, and supports policies as they relate to operational security, POS and cash handling.
• Sets goals consistent with store objectives and sales data.
• Looks for and takes intelligent risks to increase sales.
• Communicates merchandise needs to appropriate management on a timely basis.

We seek candidates who demonstrate initiative and self-motivation and react to change in a positive and flexible manner. Qualified candidate will maintain high performance standards for self, and possess analytical skills to evaluate the business. Full-time hours and complete scheduling flexibility are necessary for weekend, holiday and evening shifts. Please join us for some fun and have an experience of a lifetime around some of the most beautiful art in the world.

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Sales Associates (Temporary)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking engaging, self-motivated and high-energy temporary help to sell in the Museum's retail stores during a special exhibition.

Candidates must enjoy fully engaging with visitors at a constant pace within organized chaos and among lots of people of all ages. Exceptional customer service is expected and ideal candidates will not be shy in approaching new challenges and regular change enthusiastically. Confident comfort working with technology is best. Full-time hours and complete scheduling flexibility are necessary for weekend, holiday and evening shifts. Work schedules vary weekly. Please join us for some fun and have an experience of a lifetime around some of the most beautiful art in the world.

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