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The Tents and Furnishings of the Nomads of Central Asia
by Dr. Richard Isaacson
Saturday, February 11th at 2:00PM
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Admission to the lecture is free.
Dr. Richard Isaacson is a specialist of Central Asian textiles and carpets. He attended Columbia and Stanford Universities before receiving his Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the University of Maryland. Active with the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., where Isaacson has frequently lectured and served as a member of the Textile Museum Advisory Council, he was the Guest Curator of Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia (March 30, 2007 – August 19, 2007), and From the Amu Darya to the Potomac: Central Asian Bags from Area Collections (September 7, 2001 – February 24, 2002). Dr. Isaacson was a member of Local Organizing Committee for the 10th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (2003), Washington, D.C., and served as the Exhibition Project Manager for the ICOC show Treasures from the Museums of Uzbekistan. Dr. Isaacson has published in Oriental Rug Review, HALI, Steppe, and Carpet Collector magazines, and is the author of Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia. His latest publication explores archival photographs showing the use of Türkmen Door Rugs.
Image: Four people seated on a carpet, in front of a backdrop of textiles, between 1905 and 1915. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.