T+L Design Awards 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Honorable Mention: Best Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art Islamic Galleries, New York City
Designed by Michael Batista
Exhibition design manager Michael Batista oversaw the renovation of the Met’s 15 Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia—housing an extraordinary collection of works that spans more than 13 centuries. Among them: a traditional Moroccan courtyard, 16th-century Persian Emperor’s Carpet, and fully reconstructed Ottoman reception hall, known as the Damascus Room.