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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York
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The Morgan Library & Museum is internationally acclaimed for its collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, so it may come as a surprise that the museum also possesses a number of important Islamic manuscripts and single pages dating from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. They include such treasures as a 13th century treatise on animals, regarded as one of the greatest of all Islamic manuscripts, and an illustrated Turkish translation of the life of the celebrated Persian poet and mystic Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi.

Related programs:

Lecture: Reading the Qur'an: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam
- November 17, 2011, 6.30 pm


Gallery Talk: Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan
- November 18, 2011, 7 pm