Conserving the Damascus Room

The Damascus Room (1707) served as the reception area within a Syrian home of the Ottoman period. Extensive conservation and historical research were carried out by the Metropolitan Museum in preparation for the opening of the new galleries on November 1, 2011.

The Damascus Room
Syria, Damascus
Dated A.H. 1119 / A.D. 1707
Wood (poplar) with gesso relief, gold and tin leaf, glazes and paint; wood (cypress, poplar, and mulberry), mother-of-pearl, marble and other stones, stucco with glass, plaster ceramic tiles, iron, brass
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Fund, 1970 (1970.170)

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Christopher Noey

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Jessica Glass

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Jessica Glass
Stephanie Wuertz

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Robin Schwalb
David Raymond

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Sarah Cowan

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