Posted by Saul Yale Barodofsky on January 16, 1999 at 11:18:49:
In Reply to: Re: A suggestion posted by Steve Price on January 11, 1999 at 12:49:19:
: Dear Yon,
: I hereby second your suggestion. I think it could be a really excellent session.
: As you may know, the TM does a show and tell as a grand finale to their Rug Convention. However, the pieces shown are whatever the attendees bring in. Typically, several hundred go through in two hours or less, and the "panel of experts" commentary is rarely much more than an expression of whether some individual does or does not like any particular piece.
: Steve Price
I must admit that having organized just such a convention - back in the 80's here in Charlottesville, Virginia (as a part of an exhibition at the University of Virginia) - I came away with the strong feeling (which I still hold) that what "we" need is an academic course of study on the subject of Oriental Rugs and the peoples who wove them. This is of course being partially addressed at various conferences and Universities, however there is no one presentation that we can look to as a "bench mark" of quality/excellence/veracity. My hope has always been that this Saloon can move into this arena, and gradually become an "on line University of Oriental Rug Studies." All best, saul
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