New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened the museum’s Islamic art galleries to display roughly 1,200 works spanning 13 centuries and dozens of Islamic-influenced cultures. One highlight is the Damascus Room, a 26-foot-long reception room built in 1707 for a wealthy Syrian family. Take a look around using the navigation controls and click the points to see additional photos and hear interview excerpts with Met curator Navina Haidar.
Note: The Panoramic Tour of the Damascus Room is provided by The Wall Street Journal. and is hosted on their servers. The image shown above is by Nick Harbaugh/The New York Times.