The HALI London Symposia (London, 25-26 Jun 19)

The Courtauld Institute of Art and The National Gallery, London, June 25 - 26, 2019
Registration deadline: Jun 24, 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, King’s Cross, London WC1X 9EW

Tuesday 25 June 2019
Registration 09:15-09:45

Morning Session
Chair: Deborah Swallow

09:45-10:00 Deborah Swallow: Opening remarks and welcome
10:00-10:25 Moya Carey: Safavid Dynastic Vision in the Ardabil Carpet: Shah Tahmasp’s Commission
10:30-10:55 Armen Tokatlian: A Visual Metaphor: Inscribed Poetry in 16th-Century Safavid Carpets

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-11:55 Walter Denny: The Anhalt Carpet in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Rethinking the Methodology of Authenticity
12:00-12:25 Jessica Hallett: Birds, Blossoms and Beasts: Iranian Carpets and Portuguese Consumption, 1500-1700
12:30-12:55 Bruce Healy: The Portuguese Carpets of Shah Abbas

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session
Chair: To be announced

14:30-14:55 Rudi Matthee: Shah Abbas I and his ‘Silk’ Policy
15:00-15:25 Michael Franses: Tapestry-Woven Silk Carpets from Iran, 1550-1650
15:30-15:55 Anna Beselin: Wool, Silk and Metal: The Techniques in Making Safavid Carpets

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-16:55 Fuchsia Hart & Turaj Zhuleh: The Carpet Donations to the Safavid Shrines
17:00-17:25 Hadi Maktabi: The Forgotten Age of Persian Carpets
17:30-18:00 Sussan Babaie: Conclusions followed by general discussion


The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Wednesday 26 June 2019
Registration 08:45-09:15

Morning Session
Chair: Eleanor Sims

09:15-09:25 Ben Evans: Opening remarks and welcome
09:30-09:55 Lisa Monnas: Mongol Silks and their Imitations in 14th-Century Italian Paintings
10:00-10:25 Stefano Ionescu: Transylvanian Rugs in Western Paintings and Beyond
10:30-10:55 Rosemary Crill: The TAPI Collection of Indian Textiles

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-11:55 Ann French: Connecting Collectors: Greek Island Embroideries in the North of England
12:00-12:25 Elena Tsareva: The Collections of SM Dudin in St Petersburg
12:30-12:55 Lyssa Stapleton: New Opportunities for Textile Scholarship: The Cotsen Textile Traces Study Center at George Washington University

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session
Chair: Daniel Shaffer

14:30-14:55 Jon Thompson: Some Observations on Colour in Carpets
15:00-15:25 Ali Riza Tuna: The Kilim as an Image

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:25 Irina Koshoridze: From the Archives of Georgian State Museums of Folk and Applied Arts
16:30-16:55 Raoul Tschebull: The Evolution of Two 19th-Century Transcaucasian Pile Rug Designs
17:00-17:15 Ben Evans & Michael Franses: Closing remarks

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CONF: The HALI London Symposia (London, 25-26 Jun 19). In:, Jun 17, 2019 (accessed Nov 15, 2019), <>.

Contributor: Ben Evans, HALI

Contribution published: Jun 17, 2019

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