“For many months the ACOR Board of Directors has been working diligently to try to bring about an ACOR 9 conference in San Francisco in February 2011” says ACOR President Tom Hubbard to Jozan Magazine. “However, the Board has not found it possible to construct a budget which would support the kind of conference that ACOR participants would find both satisfying and affordable. In addition to our educational sessions, ACOR participants have come to expect a vibrant Dealer Fair as well as exciting local exhibitions. We have determined that it is not possible to deliver … Read more
Tom Hubbard, ACOR president, will hold a meeting 16 October with members of the San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society to prepare a possible American Conference of Oriental Rugs in the Bay Area in February 2011.
The ACOR Board of Directors has announced that the 9th American Conference on Oriental Rugs (ACOR 9), scheduled for April 30 to May 3, 2009, in St Louis, MO USA, has been postponed to a later year. Board President Sharon Fenlon explained: “While we deplore this decision immensely, it became apparent in early January that incoming registrations for both conferees and dealers’ fair participants were falling so short of their predetermined targets that ACOR could run the risk of not meeting its contractual agreements with its vendors, making this postponement inevitable. For those who have … Read more
Marla Mallett and Harald Böhmer Muammer UCAR R. John Howe Donna Endres – Focus session: Cicim and Zili, Weft Patterned Weavings of Anatolia DeWitt Mallery – Hands-on session Baluch and Other Treasures Kurt Munkacsi – Hands-on session Turkmen:Favorites Fred Ingham – Plenary session: Good Rug, Great Rug Daniel Walker, Mary Jo Otsea and Daniel Shaffer – Plenary session: Good Rug, Great Rug Jozan’s editor Ivan Soenderholm Christensen
ACOR 8 included twelve interesting rug and textile exhibitions. Salor bagface New England Collects: Carpets and Textiles from 26 members of the New England Rug SocietyThe exhibition featured 50 examples from member collections and showcased classic rug types like Caucasian, Turkmen, Persian and Baluch pile rugs but also flat woven rugs and other textiles. The curator was Julia Bailey, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Ilgitshs – decorative yurt hangings Unusual and Overlooked: Antique Textiles from Central AsiaThe textile exhibition included more than 70 decorative yurt hangings ( ilgitshs), bags, belts, bedding decorations, braid covers and … Read more