Does New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art have the most effective museum model? Or should global institutions continue to segregate their collections.

This article titled “Modern masters: can contemporary art mix with ancient treasures?” was written by Jonathan Jones, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 1st October 2012 15.03 UTC

The first time I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art was like waking up in fairyland. There is no other museum quite like this palace of wonders on the east side of New York's Central Park. It magically brings together an ancient Egyptian temple, 18th-century salons and some of the greatest works of Rembrandt and Vermeer, among other delights, in airy, well-lit galleries with regular views of the tree-filled park.

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