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 Four of Six
"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
This symposium is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.