Discoveries Part IV: Day 2, Damascus Room

Learn more about the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/new-galleries-for-the-art-of-the-arab-lands-turkey-iran-central-asia-and-later-south-asia

Discoveries
New Research on the Collections of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum

This two-day symposium celebrates the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. Internationally renowned scholars and curators present recent scholarship in themed sessions.

Part IV: Damascus Room

“Hands of Nobility”: Reflections of Social Identity and Decorative Tradition in the Damascus Room Ellen Kenney, The American University in Cairo

The Damascus Room at the Convergence of Two Worlds
Annie-Christine Daskalakis Mathews, Louvre Museum and Agence France-Muséums

“Remain in happiness, O unique one of your time”:
The Damascus Room Then and Now
Mechthild Baumeister, Beth Edelstein, and Adriana Rizzo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Aleppo Room and Its Heirs: Real and Fantastic Worlds in Ottoman Syria Stefan Weber, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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