Episode 111

TATV had an an exclusive interview with Simon Rettig, Assistant Curator of Islamic Arts, and prepared a virtual tour of “The Art of the Qur’an” Exhibition for our viewers.

The exhibition presents nearly 70 manuscripts from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts at Istanbul. The first of its kind in the United States, the exhibition was open from October 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017.

The program includes three “Closer Looks” videos provided by Freer | Sackler:
Julian Raby, the director of the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.
The Curators: Massumeh Farhad and Simon Rettig.
The paper conservator Emily Jacobson.


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