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The lead curator responsible for a major new Islamic art gallery at the British Museum in London has said that the new space will allow the “full range of the collections to be deployed”, with many objects going on show for the first time. Venetia Porter, the curator of the Islamic collections at the museum, said that glass, metalwork, ceramics, ethnography, miniature paintings, and other items dating from the beginning of Islam in the seventh century to today will go on display in the the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, which is due to open in October 2018.

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