The third Symposium on Central Asian Textile Art will take place at the Grassi Museum 2 June 2012 in Leipzig.
The first symposium was held in May 2010 and organized by Simone Jansen, Thomas Noack, Peter Hoffmeister and Karl Heinz Geib. The second symposium in 2011 was dedicated to the special topic “The Sogdians and their Influence on the Turkmen” and attracted more than 70 attendees from a broad range of countries Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Schweiz, Israel, UK and USA.
This year’s symposium is dedicated to the newly published publication “Turkmen Carpets, Masterpieces of Steppe Art, The Hoffmeister Collection” by Elena Tsareva.
Speakers include Elena Tsareva, Friedrich Spuhler, Michael Buddeberg, Karl Heinz Geib and Peter Hoffmeister.
Peter Hoffmeister will speak about his passion of collecting and also bring some pieces from his rare collection for a show and tell session.
Elena Tsareva will speak about her publication and answer related questions.
Friedrich Spuhler will speak about Post-Sassanidian and Sogdian Textiles with examples from the Sheikh Al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait.
Michael Buddeberg will speak about collections in general and possibilities of their preserving.
Key pieces of the Hoffmeister Collection will be presented and SCATA invites anybody interested in this topic to attend. Attendance fee is 92 EUR and includes lunch, coffee and evening menu.
Location and more information: SCATA 2 June 2012, GRASSI Museum, Johannisplatz 5-11, Leipzig