In this interview, The Textile Museum Journal guest editor Mary Dusenbury and contributing authors Raquel Santos, Blythe McCarthy, Maria João Ferreira and Ana Claro will discuss the issues surrounding textiles made or found in Portugal and dating from the early modern period.
They will focus on their research on Oriental carpets found in Portuguese collections, published in the articles “Chinese Textiles for the Portuguese Market: Rethinking Their History Through Dye Analysis” and “Color Power: Contributions of Science and Technology to the Study of 16th- and 17th-century ‘Vine-Scroll’ Carpets.”
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Raquel Santos, researcher, Center for the Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Blythe McCarthy, Andrew W. Mellon senior scientist, National Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D.C.
Ana Claro, researcher, Center for the Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Maria João Ferreira, curator, Museu de São Roque, Lisbon
Mary M. Dusenbury, affiliate research curator, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas (moderator)
How to Participate
You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining our program online via Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.
About the Series
In this four-part series, authors who contributed to volume 47 of The Textile Museum Journal discuss the importance of color studies for understanding the historical and cultural context of textiles. Browse all interviews
More information here: https://museum.gwu.edu/textile-museum-journal-interdisciplinary-perspectives-oriental-carpets-portuguese-collections