ICOC Istanbul 6-9 June

ICOC Istanbul 2024 took place 6-9 June 2024 and included interesting lectures, outstanding exhibitions and a fair with fine antique rugs on sale. (Read more about the opening of the Dealer’s Fair in a former article). More photos from the Dealer’s Fair We will write more about outstanding exhibitions during … read more

Opening of ICOC 2024 and Dealer’s Fair

The International Conference in Istanbul started in the evening 6 June 2024 with opening remarks and opening of the Dealer’s Fair. The opening remarks included talks by Conference Organizer Serra Orug, President of Istanbul Carpet Exporter Association Ahmet Diler, Generel Secretary of ICOC Dennis Dodds and Senaida Doods and to … read more

Joseph V. McMullan Award 2024

On Wednesday 15 May 2024 at the ‘Carpet and Textile Forum’ Bruce Baganz and other Board Members of the Near Eastern Research Center, Washington DC, presented the 2024 Joseph V. McMullan Award for Scholarship and Stewardship in Islamic Rugs & Textiles to recipients:  Brian Morehouse, Bethany Mendenhall and and Paul Ramsey. … read more

Dealers’ Show at Carpet & Textile Forum

The Dealers’ Show at Carpet & Textile Forum 14-16 May 2024 at Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel in Buellton, California looks promising. Both established dealers and a couple of newcomers will participate in the Dealers’ Show that opens at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott with a wine reception at 5:00pm … read more