The 40th annual Textile Museum Fall Symposium will take place 12-14 October 2012 in Washington DC. This years symposium is entitled “Ottoman By Design: Branding An Empire” and will explore the museums fall exhibition “The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art”.
“Key note speakers include Walter Denny and Jon Thompson” said Bruce P. Baganz to Jozan Magazine and continued “Walter Denny is also the recipient of the 2012 George Hewitt Myers Award and the reception honoring Walter will be held at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC on 11 October 2012”.
The academic program for the fall symposium is as follows:
Friday 12 October at The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street
- Reception celebrating the opening of The Sultan’s Garden for the Textile Museum members and other special guests.
Saturday 13 October at The Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, The George Washington University. 805 21st St, NW.
- The Legacy of the Ottoman Floral Style at Home and Abroad by Walter B. Denny
- Whose Brand? The Transformation of Ottoman Velvets, 1600–1750 by Amanda Phillips
- Alien Species in the Sultan’s Garden: Their Introduction and Naturalization by Jon Thompson
- Turkish Flowers in a Christian Paradise: Ottoman Silks for the Orthodox Church by Warren T. Woodfin
- Roundtable Discussion moderated by Thomas Farnham
Sunday 14 October at The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW
- Curator’s tour of The Sultan’s Garden by Sumru Belger Krody and Walter B. Denny
- Show and Tell facilitated by Michael M. Seidman
Location and more information: The Textile Museum Fall Symposium, The Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC and The Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, The George Washington University. 805 21st St, NW.