San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society and Peter Pap Oriental Rugs has arranged a workshop on Tuduc Rugs. This workshop will take place Saturday 11 February 2012, 11.30 am at 470 Jackson Street in San Francisco.
Stefano Ionescu will talk on Tuduc forgeries in European and American collections, presenting about 80 slides on significant facts about Tuduc and his rugs. Then, during the hands on session participants will discuss Tuducs and some questionable rugs which will be compared with authentic examples. Stefano Ionecu is an independent scholar and has been studying Transylvanian rugs for more than a decade.
“Interestingly, Tuduc rugs, rather than being dismissed as the work of a charlatan, have become collectible in their own right, and although not valued on the same scale as the prototypes, they have increasing value as objects of historical interest” says Stefano Ionescu to Jozan Magazine.
This workshop is arranged in connection with the Mini-Symposium Museum Fakes, Forgeries and the Quest for Authenticity at the De Young Museum 9 february 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Speakers at this Mini-symposium include Christine Giuntini, Christina Hellmich, Stefano Ionescu, Carol Ivory, Juniator Tulius, and Robin Wright.
Locations and more information:
Mini-Symposium Museum Fakes, Forgeries and the Quest for Authenticity 9 February 2012, De Young Museum, Koret Auditorium, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.