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Special Exhibition Lecture at MIA

Posted On: 22 April 2019 07:00 am Updated On: 31 December 2019 01:43 pm
Categories : Arts & Culture

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Special Exhibition Lecture
Syria Matters

Brocades, carpets and silk fabrics - painted textiles in 18th and 19th century private homes in Damascus
with Dr Anke Scharrahs
24 April 2019, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

18th and 19th century private homes in Damascus were furnished with elaborate wooden paneling and ceilings. Beside fruit bowls, flower vases and cityscapes, numerous textile patterns and motifs were painted onto the walls and ceilings, especially the reception rooms for guests which were splendidly embellished, reflecting the taste and financial power of the patron. The metal-leafed relief ornaments and paintings imitated sumptuous embroideries, silk weavings or cotton prints. The lecture gives an insight into the painted world of valuable textiles and reflects which fabrics were popular and considered as luxurious treasures in Damascus, an important city of commerce.

The final lecture in our Syria Matters series is presented by Dr Anke Scharrahs, a conservator specializing in polychrome wooden interiors from Ottoman Syria. She has a PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany and for 20 years she has been engaged in research and conservation of Syrian-Ottoman interiors, both in museum collections in Dresden, Berlin, New York, Honolulu, and Los Angeles as well as in historic houses in Damascus and Hama. Currently she is involved in conservation project of a disassembled Damascene interior at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.

MIA Auditorium
This lecture will be translated in to Arabic
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

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