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New galleries for Islamic art treasures at the MET

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Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

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Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Visitors look at ancient artifacts during a press preview of new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Oct. 24, 2011.

From The New York Times:

Despite the current trend for abbreviated titles and short, snappy messages, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is calling its majestic suite of 15 newly renovated spaces, which open on Nov. 1, the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia. It’s a mouthful but an intentional one. The curators there are trying to underscore the diversity, richness and interconnectedness of the arts that reflect a melting pot of different cultures.

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