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The Met attracts record number of visitors

Fourth year in a row the museum had drawn more than 6 million people

Selections for the highly popular "China: Through the Looking Glass", show on display during a media preview in May. It has drawn more than 350,000 visitors, many of whom are reflected in attendance numbers for the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

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BUOYED by strong international tourism, a spate of well-attended shows and a seven-day-a-week schedule, the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew 6.3 million visitors in the past year, the most since it began tracking these statistics more than 40 years ago.

The Met, which