Two representatives of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Assistant Curator at the Department of Islamic Art Ms. Martina Rugiadi and Conservator Ms. Janis Mandrus, will visit Ashgabat April 6-13 to prepare the shipment of more than a dozen Seljuq-era artifacts from museums in Turkmenistan to New York City. An exhibition titled “Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs” will take place from April 27 through July 24, 2016 at the MET and will mark the first-ever extended loan of a group of objects from Turkmenistan to a museum in the United States.
Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the ten largest museums in the world. The museum houses over two million objects, tens of thousands of which are on view at any given time. The MET annually welcomes over six million visitors from around the world.
For more information about this program, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat at (+99312) 473506 (ext. 1) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.