The ICOC Vienna-Budapest Tour is open for registration

Herat carpet fragment 16th century. MAK, Vienna

Herat carpet fragment 16th century. MAK, Vienna

The ICOC Vienna-Budapest Tour 15-21 September 2014 is now open for registration and a Pre-Tour 10-15 September 2014 to Lombardia is also an option. ‘That offers the exciting opportunity to experience the best of Italy, Austria and Hungary in one trip’ said ICOC’s Peter Bichler to Jozan Magazine.

The ICOC Tour includes lectures and visits to museums in both Vienna and Budapest and the Novamatic Forum will be the homebase in Vienna. The museums in Vienna include the Museum of Applied Art (MAK) to see the newly installed carpet section, the Natural History Museum with the Hallstatt Textiles, the Ethnographical Museum with lectures on the museums collection and the Kuenstlerhaus with an exhibition on tribal textiles in context with modern art.

Two special exhibitions will also be a part of the events i Vienna; a special TKF exhibition on ‘Classical Carpets from Austrian Collections’ and a special exhibition on Ikat textiles. There will be bus transport from Vienna to Budapest and a rest in Eszterdom to see the former archbishop’s carpet collection. The Budapest part of the ICOC Tour includes visit and lectures at the Museum of Applied Art.

The Pre-Tour 10-15 September, organized by Stefano Ionescu, is focused on textiles and carpets and will have base in Mortara in the outskirts of Milan. ‘Of course we will also attend Sartirana Textile Show, organised by Alberto Boralevi, which has become one of the major rug and textile events in Europe’ said Stefao Ionescu to Jozan Magazine. Other highlights of this tour will be some gems of Northern Italy, which are really worth visiting: Como, Pavia, Turin and Milan.

More information and registration: ICOC Vienna-Budapest Tour(TKF), Pre-ICOC Tour(Stefano Ionescu)

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