Update 30 June 2020. ICOC has been postponed – probably to the late spring 2021.
The Executive Committee of the International Conference on Oriental Carpets has just announced that its 15th International Conference will be held 20-23 October 2020 in Istanbul. The Conference will be held during Istanbul Carpet Week and in cooperation with the Istanbul Carpet Exporters’ Association.
The Conference Program will include two days of lectures, a Dealers’ Fair and specially organized exhibitions and also visits to museum storages. The venue for the Academic Sessions and the Dealers’ Fair will be located at the Istanbul Congress Center.
Special exhibitions of antique carpets and textiles will take place in the Sultanahmet area, including pieces from the remarkable TIEM and Vakiflar holdings.
Pre- and Post-Conference tours are being planned and one will be to Konya and Cappadocia.
“Registration for the Conference will open by the end of February 2020” says Dennis Dodds to Jozan Magazine.
The former ICOC Istanbul took place i 2007 – read more about this outstanding event.