This title is inspired by a gold griffin in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It includes all the materials needed, plus a brochure of step-by-step instructions and photographs. It is suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years old. The Pacific Island Mask Kit was inspired by a mask in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art made by the Elema people of New Guinea. Eharo masks were worn by young men before the start of a serious ceremony. This kit includes twelve precut pieces of wood over board, three sticks of chalk, a length of jute, a bottle of glue and a museum label, plus a brochure of step-by-step instructions, photographs and information about the design.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and finest museums in the world and the most comprehensive art museum under one roof. Founded in 1870, its permanent collections, housed in seventeen curatorial departments, embrace more than two million works of art from all over the globe, ranging from prehistory to the present, in all artistic media and at the highest levels of creative excellence. Five million people visit the museum each year.