Hali Colloquium overview

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The Hali Colloquium in Italy: Florence, Milan, Turin and Genoa included besides a two-days colloquium and expert conference “Kerman Carpets of the Safavid Period (1501-1736)” 10-11 February 2023 in Genoa, a lot of events starting at 5 February in Florence.

5 February In Florence
The first day included a visit at Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence to see the museum’s Islamic Galleries.

6 February in Florence
Three events took place 6 February, tours guided by Alberto Boralevi to two separate Bardini Collections: The carpet storage at Mozzi Bardini Palace and Carpets at Stefano Bardini Museum. And in the afternoon a visit at Alberto Boralevi Gallery for an Exhibition of carpet fragments.

16th century Tabriz fragment, Museo Stefano Bardini
16th century Tabriz fragment, Museo Stefano Bardini
Vase-technique Kerman fragment, South-Central Iran 17th – early 18th century. Alberto Boralevi Gallery  Exhibition of carpet fragments.
Vase-technique Kerman fragment, South-Central Iran 17th – early 18th century. Alberto Boralevi Gallery  Exhibition of carpet fragments.

Tuesday, 7 February, Milan
At noon the attendees visited Museo Poldi Pezzoli where Michael Franses spoke about Central Persian carpets with focus on Qazvin carpets and where the ‘Tiger Carpet’ was on display. Ben Evans showed the attendees and discussed a special arranged exhibition of 16th-17th centuries Persian fragments.

The ‘Tiger Carpet’, Central Persia, Qazvin circa 1560. Museo Poldi Pezzoli
The ‘Tiger Carpet’, Central Persia, Qazvin circa 1560. Museo Poldi Pezzoli

The afternoon included a visit at Mirco Cattai Gallery for the exhibition Anatolian Rugs from the Ottoman Empire and a speak by Stefano Ionescu. And in the evening a visit at Galleria Moshe Tabibnia for an exhibition of prayer rugs.

Stefano Ionescu speaks about Anatolian Rugs from The Ottoman Empire at Mirco Cattai Gallery
Stefano Ionescu speaks about Anatolian Rugs from The Ottoman Empire at Mirco Cattai Gallery

Wednesday, 8 February, Milan
At noon was arranged a visit at Ziya Bozoglu for an exhibition of 17th-18th centuries Anatolian Tapestries and in the evening visits to Alberto Levi Gallery for an exhibition From Eurasia with Love – Antique Tribal Textile Art from Persia and the Transcaucasus and an exhibtion Ancient Stars, Visions from Anatolia to the Caucasus at David Sorgato Gallery.

‘Ancient Stars, Visions from Anatolia to the Caucasus’ at David Sorgato Gallery
Ancient Stars, Visions from Anatolia to the Caucasus’ at David Sorgato Gallery

Thursday, 9 February, Turin
The day was planned for individuel travels with a recommendation for several Turin museums. Hali announced 9 February in their newsletter that the Hali Colloquium 10-11 February in Genoa would also be online via Zoom.

Friday-Saturday 10-11 February, Genoa
The Colloquium Kerman Carpets of the Safavid Period (1501-1736) started in the morning with introductions from the chairs and both days were dedicated to expert lectures and discussions between the many experts. See the whole planned program here.

Michael Franses lecture ‘Classical Kerman Carpets in Thirty Minutes’
Michael Franses lecture ‘Classical Kerman Carpets in Thirty Minutes’

As a part of the program was a guided tour by Michael Franses to The Magnificent Sanguszko Carpets at Palazzo Rosso.

Early Kerman Sanguzko Carpet. The Magnificent Sanguszko Exhibition at Palazzo Rosso, Genoa
Early Kerman Sanguzko Carpet. The Magnificent Sanguszko Exhibition at Palazzo Rosso, Genoa



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