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The Kaleidoscopic World of Mamluk Carpets

Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 7pm

A lecture by Roberta Marin

Roberta will focus on the carpet production of the Mamluk Empire (1250-1517). Special attention will be dedicated on the patterns, the carpet trade between Egypt and Italy and the representation of Mamluk carpets on Italian Renaissance paintings.

Roberta Marin collaborates with the Khalili Collection and has previously taught Islamic Art and Architecture at the Birkbeck College, the London College of Communication, Soas and the University of York. She completed her BA in Fine Arts in Italy and holds an MA in Islamic Art & Archaeology from SOAS. Her research interests include Mamluk art, Islamic carpets and modern and contemporary art from the Middle East and Iran.

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