The 14th ICOC International Conference will be held in Washington DC from 7-10 June 2018. As in 2015 the ICOC is being held in collaboration with the Textile Museum on the campus of George Washington University. The ICOC includes both conference and academic sessions, a dealer fair, exhibitions and also a conference extension.
The opening reception of the Dealer fair will take place Thursday 7 June in the evening and the conference and academic sessions from Friday 8 June through Sunday 10 June. The conference extension will take place Monday 11 June – Thursday 12 June.
The interesting lecture program includes 19 talks by leading experts on carpets and textiles, and among them ‘Nature or Tradition: The Herati Pond Design’ by Murray Lee Eiland, ‘A carpet with the chintamani motifs in the collection of the National Museum in Kraków’ by Beata Biedronska-Slota, ‘Source of Enrichment of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum’s Collection’ by Shirin Melikova, ‘The rediscovery of a great masterpiece: the Bardini-Pisa Mamluk’ by Alberto Boralevi, ‘Defregger Rugs’ by Peter Bichler, ‘Goat Hair & Mohair in Oriental Rugs & Textiles’ by John Wertime, ‘Sarajevo vase-technique fragmented carpets from the Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine in Mahan’ by Fatima Kadic-Zutic and ‘The first Ushak Carpet collector’ by Andrea Pacciani just to mention a few of the interesting academic sessions.