Re-opening of the Islamic Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York NY 10003
Navina Haidar is Associate Curator for the Met’s Department of Islamic Art. She has been working with the department’s new director, Sheila Canby, and a team of specialists who have initiated the renovation, expansion, and installation of the department’s new suite, which is scheduled to open in the second half of 2011. Navina will give an overview of what to expect in terms of the new approach to focus, coverage, and rotation of pieces from the department’s extensive collection.