Event: Roberta Marin Talks about the Kaleidoscopic World of Mamluk Carpets for ORTS

ORTS - Mamluk Carpets

Event date: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 7pm

This is an Oriental Rug and Textile Society event.

Roberta will focus on the carpet production of the Mamluk Empire (1250–1517). Special attention will be dedicated to the patterns, the carpet trade between Egypt and Italy and the representation of Mamluk carpets in Italian Renaissance paintings.

Roberta Marin collaborates with the Khalili Collection and has previously taught Islamic Art and Architecture at Birkbeck College, London College of Communication, SOAS and the University of York. She completed her BA in Fine Arts in Italy and holds an MA in Islamic Art & Archaeology from SOAS. Her research interests include Mamluk art, Islamic carpets and modern and contemporary art from the Middle East and Iran.

The talk will be held at St James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL.

The Conference Room entrance is in the Church Place passageway, which runs between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly.  There is a wrought iron gate signed ‘Church Hall Conference Room’ leading downstairs.  Drinks and snacks will be served.

Piccadilly Circus tube is 5 minutes’ walk, and Green Park Tube is 10 minutes’ walk.  There is free parking in St James Square 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).

For more information, visit the website of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society.

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