Khamsa of Nizami (around 1585–90),
a Mughal manuscript in the Keir collection on long-term
loan to the Dallas Museum of Art (Photo: courtesy of Resnicow and Associates)
Keir collection of 2,000 works is one of the world's largest
When the Dallas Museum of Art secured the loan of one of the world’s most significant private collections of Islamic art two years ago, few predicted the resonance it would have today. As the US prepares to inaugurate a president who once proposed banning Muslims from entering the country, the museum is reaffirming its commitment to Islamic art. It is preparing a dedicated gallery on its ground floor for the Keir Collection—2,000 works assembled by the late Hungarian lawyer and collector Edmund de Unger.
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