The New England Rug Society has a long history of exhibiting pieces from the member’s collections. The first exhibition in 1991 was entitled “Through the Collector’s Eye – Oriental Rugs from New England Private Collections” and was displayed on the first American Conference on Oriental Rugs in Boston. This exhibition was reproduced on NERS website in 2002 just after the society had launched another online exhibition “Prayer Rugs & Related Textiles”.
The online exhibition “To Have and To Hold” with focus on tribal transport and storage bags followed in January of 2004.The New England Rug Society is now in the process of adding virtual records of some of the ACOR 8 exhibitions. Two of them have been posted “Baluch” as mentioned first in this article, and “Rare and Unusual Turkmen Pile Weavings”. This online representation includes impressing virtual restorations of some of the displayed rugs.
More information: NERS Online Gallery