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The collection has continued to grow through purchases, gifts, and bequests.
More than 250 medieval objects came to the Museum from the banker and prodigious collector George Blumenthal in 1941.
Most recent at The Cloisters is the renovation of the Late Gothic Hall, completed in 2009, which included the conservation of windows from the Dominican monastery in Sens and the return to public view of a monumental tapestry from Burgos Cathedral. A Carolingian ivory, The Jaharis Lectionary, a Limoges plaque with angels, and a painted glass paten are among the masterworks added to the collection since 1999.
The Late Gothic Hall exhibits many of the finest 15th- and 16th-century works in the collection, including sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider and altarpieces from Spain.
Three of the cloisters (Cuxa, "Bonnefont," and Trie) feature gardens—planted according to horticultural information found in medieval treatises and poetry, garden documents, and herbals.
The overall effect is not a copy of any specific medieval structure but rather a harmonious and evocative setting for approximately 2,000 works of art, a rich selection of objects and architectural elements from the medieval west largely dating from the 12th through the 15th century.
The Museum's collection of medieval and Byzantine art is among the most comprehensive in the world.
Displayed in both The Met Fifth Avenue and in the Museum's branch in northern Manhattan, The Met Cloisters, the collection encompasses the art of the Mediterranean and Europe from the fall of Rome in the 4th century to the beginning of the Renaissance in the early 16th century.