|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / symposiums|
Gentlemen, dear Friends,
it was a stroke of luck when a few years ago the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg was able to purchase a half of a Safavid carpet with spiral tendrils, because it soon became clear that this was the other half of a Safavíd carpet in the possession of the Museum since 1967 and believed lost. In a unique act of cooperation both halves were conserved in the restoration lab of the Berlin Museum für Islamische Kunst and now, since the re installation of the Gallery for Islamic Art of the Hamburg Museum in April of this year, are one of the high lights in the five rooms of the permanent exhibition.
Anna Beselin, director of the lavish reconstruction, will speak about the preliminary investigations and the following argumentation about the fact that the two halves belong together and what thought processes lead to the successful reunification. The Hamburg curator Nora von Achenbach proves in her presentation that lotus, cloud bands and fabulous animals, all motives of Chinese art, found their way into Islamic art and greatly influenced it.
The May Beattie fellow Jon Thompson takes his study of a Timurid illumination as an occasion to speak about three important motives as source material for Persian and Turkish carpets and to uncover two mysteries or secrets, even if they are not altogether unknown.
Mysteries also envelop the unique Esterházy appliqué, which draws attention in Budapest's Museum for Applied Arts. Ivan Szánto will introduce this artifact and report on the results of his research.
And we must not forget the Darius Carpet in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, which underwent conservation work a short while ago. A brief film will report on that.
Volkmann Treffen 2015
|It is little known that in
the last third of the 19th century in Germany, too, the
Halbmond Carpet Manufacture located in the Vogtland, part
of Saxony, pursued a flourishing, innovative production.
Reingard Neumann will be an informed guide on the winding ways of the oriental carpet, which brought it from its countries of origin to Germany.
Markus Voigt will shine the light on another facet of carpet production in Germany in the 20th century, before Razi Miri will close the Volkmann Treffen 2015 with his statements to Inspiration Through Tradition".
I cordially invite you to Berlin for the weekend of Oct. 16th to 18th, and if your trip to Berlin should take you through Hamburg, you should not miss a visit to the MKG.
With best greetings,
Dip|.Ing. Christian Erber
Schmied- Kochel Str. 13
D 81371 Muenchen
The meeting will begin with the evening opening of the Carpet Galleries of the Museum filr Islamische Kunst Entrance Colonnades Court Bodestr.13 at 6.30 pm and the ensuing presentation at 7.15 pm in the Mshatta Hall of the Museum
Palaeste vom Webstuhl Osmanische Luxuszelte und ihre lnterieurs
Palaces from the Loom Ottoman Luxury Tents and their Interior Decorations
As already on the occasion of the Volkmann Treffen 2014, the Treffen of 2015 will continue with lectures on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, 2015 in the
Lecture Theater of the Kunstgewerbemuseums, Entrance Gemaeldegalerie,
Matthaeikirchplatz 4 - 6, in 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten.
For the evening of Saturday, Oct. 17 we have planned a dinner for the participants of the meeting at
the Restaurant Humboldt 2 of the Hotel Park Inn, Berlin Alexander Platz. The cost of the buffet of
Euro 20 per person plus drinks will have to be paid by the individual participants.
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