Professor Walter B. Denny is this year’s recipient of George Hewitt Myers Award. The Textile Museum will honour him at a reception at the Turkish Embassy Chancery in Washingtion 11 October 2012. He is honoured because of his dedication to Islamic visual culture and his contributions to the field of Islamic textile arts.
Walter B. Denny is the author of several publications on Islamic and Ottoman art and textile and carpet history. In 2002 Walter B. Denny was named Charles Grant Ellis Research Associate in Oriental Carpets at The Textile Museum. He has since 2007 served the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Senior Consultant.