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Fifteen galleries for the Arts of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia

After a comprehensive eight-year construction project, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open its Galleries for the Arts of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia in fall 2011, in a newly renovated space of nearly 19,000 square feet (1,800 square meters). Fifteen galleries are grouped by geographical region around a central space overlooking the Roman Court below.

Istanbul - European Capital of Culture in 2010

"Istanbul is a European city. With its heart, culture, civilization, its people, past and future it always looked towards Europe. Istanbul shaped Europe and Europe shaped Istanbul." (Recep Tayyip Erdogan)