Event date: Wednesday 18 November 2015, 7pm
Dr Elena Tsareva, from the Russian Federation Kunstkamera Museum, St Petersburg, will talk about treasures from the Neville Kingston collection of piled and flatwoven rugs of Central Asian nomads.
Previously a curator at the Ethnographic Museum, St Petersburg, Elena has published over one hundred works on archaeological and ethnographic textiles of Northern Eurasia and conducted field expeditions to Central Asia. Since 1978 she has been a committee member of the International Conference of Oriental Carpets and more recently a member of the academic committee to the St Petersburg ICOC conference in 2011.
The talk will take place at St. James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL, London. The conference room entrance is at the corner of Church Place and Piccadilly at a wrought iron gate signed ‘Church Hall Conference Room’, leading down iron stairs below street level. Doors will be open from 6pm. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Both Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations are a short walk away. Free parking in St James Square and Jermyn Street after 6.30pm.
Please note this is an Oriental Rug and Textile Society event, but non-members are welcome to attend: £7 single lecture, £5 students, or choose £20 for one year’s membership (11 events).
We recommend coming early as there will be high demand for seats.
For more information, visit the website of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society.