(ed. we are reposting this notice to assure everyone in Istanbul knows about Dr. Gilberg's talk and will make plans to attend.)
Recently, the full "academic" program for the conference has been released to the public.
RK is now free to highlight what we feel will be one of the most interesting, if not the most interesting, papers that will be presented in Istanbul:
Session 12: Technical Investigations, Swissôtel Bosphorus – Geneva Room
Saturday, April 21
12:10 – 12:35 - Mark Gilberg - Authenticating an Unknown Anatolian Carpet at LACMA
We highly suggest anyone interested how science can be applied to Oriental Carpet Studies attend. Dr Gilbberg's paper should be an eye-opener for many who still believe the old myths and fallacies about, not only certain rugs, but about the entire failure of rug scholarship to establish any positive parameters to judge the importance of historic oriental rugs.
So sign up early as we are sure this talk will be a highly subscribed and standing room only.