As well as captivating the public, the Metropolitan Museum is hoping its new galleries will also help dispel stereotypes about Muslim culture in the United States.

Since its inception in 2007, Art Trek V has carved a place for itself in Singapore's annual arts calendar, while serving as the centerpiece of the Embassy's cultural diplomacy program.

Through the meeting of cultural heritage for these countries and with the blessing of science and technology, everyone can now open wider horizons and a promising future through working together with a spirit of friendship and humanity, he said.