Why did the US military ask the Met for help?
What do curators know about helmets and body armor?
The kind of helmets and body armor issued to modern fighting forces were first designed at the Metropolitan Museum.
Why did the US military ask Met curators to design helmets and body armor?
The secret is revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the Met.
If you can't wait to watch the broadcast episode, we invite you to receive the secret from curator Stuart Pyhrr in our Web Exclusive Video: First Flak Jacket.
If you wonder how armor might change in the future, check out this Defense Review article: Is Nanotech Ballistic Fiber the Next Step in Body Armor?
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