The Eighth American Conference on Oriental Rugs – ACOR 8 – will take place in Boston, April 20-23, 2006, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The opening reception will be at 5PM Thursday, April 20.
There will be 16 hands-on sessions hosted by well-known collectors, 3 plenary sessions with famous rug world personalities, 10 focus-sessions on interesting rug-topics and Dealers’ Row, the rug and textile fair offering rare rugs and textiles from more than 60 esteemed dealers.
And – the best of New England’s private antique rug collections will be presented in 8 exhibitions. These exhibitions will include Rarities from Central Asia, Treasures from four important collections, Transport and storage bags from the New England Rug Society’s highly interesting online exhibition, Kurdish carpets from Eastern Anatolia, Twelve mystery embroideries, Gems from the New England Collections, Ancient coca bags and the Internationally known, but never public exhibited, Rudnick Collection of antique Caucasian rugs.
Two gala food-filled receptions will be at the opening of Dealers’ Row and ACOR’s Costume Contests.
The New England Rug Society is the host rug society for the conference.
Registration and more information at www.acor-rugs.org
Jozan Magazine January 10th 2006