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Elizabeth Cleland

European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art


New York, NY, USA


At The Met since 2004, Elizabeth Cleland is curator of post-medieval European textiles. She has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles about historic European tapestries. She curated Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern  Renaissance (2017), co-curating Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry (2014) and Art at the Tudor Courts (2022). She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, receiving her MA and PhD as a British Academy scholar.

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