Discoveries Symposium Part 1

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 One of Six

Sheila Canby, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Keynote Address
Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania

New Thoughts on New Acquisitions from the Welch Collection
Navina Najat Haidar, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thoughts on Some Safavid Works on Paper
Sheila Canby, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Literary History and Popular Mythology in a Fifteenth-Century Persian Manuscript
Priscilla P. Soucek, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

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

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