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Discoveries Symposium Part 2

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

This two-day symposium celebrates the opening of the New 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.

Recorded April 13–14, 2012

Part Two of Six

A Little-Known Collection of Early Qur'anic Fragments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Alain George, University of Edinburgh

An Illuminated Book of Prayers by Ahmad Nairizi
Maryam Ekhtiar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Inscribed Early Islamic "Tiraz" Textiles as Historical Documents: A Silk Textile from Nishapur in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jochen A. Sokoly, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

This symposium is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Collections, Islamic Art (65)

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Building the Moroccan Court
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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
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Conserving the Damascus Room
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Discoveries Symposium Part 6
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Discoveries Symposium Part 5
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Discoveries Symposium Part 3
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Discoveries Symposium Part 1
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Discoveries Symposium Part 4
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Games of the Ancient World
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