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Autumn Programme 2015

22nd September to 3rd October

Carpet Tour to Iran

Led by Christopher Legge, Oxford

Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 7pm

Dr. Fiona Kerlogue, Horniman Museum, London

Some New Perspectives on Batik from Java

From Recent Fieldwork

Dr Kerloque has given nearly 30 International Conference Presentations, and her extensive publications include her book ‘Arts of South East Asia’. She was lecturer at the University of Jamba in Sumatra and is now Deputy Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum.

Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 7pm

Dr Elena Tsareva, Russian Federation Kunstkamera Museum, St. Petersburg

Treasures from the Neville Kingston Collection

Piled and Flatwoven Rugs of Central Asian Nomads

Previously a curator at the Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg. Elena has published over one hundred works on archeological and ethnographic textiles of Northern Eurasia and conducted field expeditions to Central Asia. Since 1978 she has been a committee member of the International Conference of Oriental Carpets and more recently a member of the academic committee to the St. Petersburg ICOC conference in 2011.

** We are very privileged indeed to have this internationally acclaimed speaker and we recommend coming early as there will be high demand for seats.

Monday 14th December 2015 at 7pm - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!

Rosemary Crill, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Fabric of India

Themes from the V&A exhibition, 3rd October until 10th January 2016

This major exhibition of the V&A's India Festival will explore handmade Indian textiles from the 3rd to 21st century.

Rosemary is the beloved, internationally respected Senior Curator for South and Southeast Asian Textiles and Dress, Middle Eastern Carpets, Textiles and Dress, and South Asian painting. Rosemary will discuss the exhibition 'The Fabric of India' which she is arranging at the Victoria & Albert Museum. This will give privileged insight into her project. The exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase.

Photo of venue


St. James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL. »see map

The Conference Room entrance is within the corner of Church Place and Piccadilly at a wrought iron gate signed ‘Church Hall Conference Room’ leading down iron stairs below street level. Doors open from 6pm. Drinks and snacks are served.

Both Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations are a short walk away. Free parking in St James Square and Jermyn Street after 6.30pm.

Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of £7 for a single lecture (Students £5), or choose £20 for membership of one year for 11 events.

Full details of membership can be found here.