Gallery Talks: Met Perspectives
At a time when there is widespread misunderstanding of the Islamic world, please join us one Friday each month for 10-minute gallery conversations, opening a dialogue about art and culture. Initiated in February 2017, these gallery talks are now part of the Met Perspectives series.
Meet us at: Floor 2, Gallery 450, Patti Cadby Birch Gallery.
These events are free with Museum admission. For the schedule, see Met Perspectives.
Renovation and Reinstallation
On November 1, 2011, the Museum reopened its fifteen galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, after an eight-year project in which the galleries were renovated and reorganized in accordance with current thinking in the field and with modern museological practices. The galleries had last been renovated and reinstalled in 1975.
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers housed in the Metropolitan Museum consist of several thousand items documenting the work of Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879–1948), a German archaeologist, philologist, geographer, and historian in the field of Near Eastern Studies.