Welcome to RumiNations

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015, by Sheila Canby, Patti Cadby Birch Curator in Charge, Department of Islamic Art

Sheila Canby invites readers to go behind the scenes of the Department of Islamic Art in the latest Met Blogs offering, RumiNations.

Of Note

On Acquiring a Rare Early Seventeenth-Century Koto

Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015, by Ken Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments

Curator Ken Moore details the intricacies of an exquisite Japanese koto acquired by the Museum in 2007.

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The Jabach Portrait: Reflections on an Extraordinary Acquisition

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, by Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, Department of European Paintings

Keith Christiansen reflects on the process of acquiring the extraordinary Jabach portrait.

Digital Underground

"Caravans of Art": The Neighborhood Circulating Exhibition Series, 1933–42

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015, by Stephanie Post, Senior Digital Asset Specialist, Digital Media

Stephanie Post recounts the Neighborhood Circulating Exhibitions program, which showcased objects from the Met's collection across New York City.

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Evoking the Divine: Mental Purification Using a Tibetan Tsakali Mandala

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015, by Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator, Department of Asian Art

Associate Curator Kurt Behrendt explores the meaning of a twenty-five-card tsakalis mandala on view in the exhibition Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas.

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