RK just did a few minutes of web surfing to see the icoc website, http://www.icoc-orientalrugs.org, and the textile museum's, http://museum.gwu.edu.
On the icoc website there is still an announcement for their "5 – 21 September 2014 Tour of Vienna". There's not one word about the upcoming textile museum 'icoc'. Some organizers these lummoxes are?
And on the textile museum website we found the following in quotes below, but first: Notice the official opening is March 21, 2015 -- not in august as the icoc clowns are hyping.
Of greater note is that attendance is free - Free - FREE.
Equally telling is the non-advertisment of who the keynote speakers are, or even what the advertised three special exhibitions will show.
Guess these textile museum toadies are taking their lead from the lummoxes over at the icoc, huh?
"The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 21, 2015 with three inaugural exhibitions. Keep reading for details on our opening weekend celebrations, including keynote lectures and a textile show and tell, and a museum open house featuring free art activities, performances, and refreshments from around the world. Events in the days leading up to the opening are by invitation only. Beginning March 21, the museum shop and Arthur D. Jenkins Library will also open for regular hours.
Grand Opening Weekend: Saturday
As the museum officially opens to the public, explore three exhibitions and enjoy a full day of activities and celebrations, including art demonstrations, hands-on crafts, cultural dance and music performances, gallery tours, and refreshments from around the world.
Free; no reservations required.
The museum is located at the corner of 21st and G streets, NW, four blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station (blue, orange, and silver lines). Directions and parking information are available here.
Keynote Lectures and Show and Tell Saturday
Two keynote lectures from eminent textile scholars and historians will celebrate the museum's opening. After lunch, attendees are invited to share personal pieces at an interactive textile show-and-tell presentation.
Fee: $50/members; $65 non-members. Registration will open online in early 2015."