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These programs are presented in collaboration with partner organizations.

Upcoming Programs

Lecture: The Ottoman Heritage in Austro-Hungarian Costume and Textiles

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Curator and scholar Joyce Corbett will illuminate influences on costume and textiles during the 150-year long Ottoman Turkish occupation of the greater Austro-Hungarian Empire (1541–1699). A collaboration with the International Hajji Baba Society.

Lecture: Jewish Brides, Grooms, Merchants, and Craftsmen in Central Asia

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

Alanna Cooper, director of Jewish Lifelong Learning at Case Western Reserve University, examines images of the Jews taken by photographer A. L. Kun, who documented regions of Central Asia when they came under Russian control in the late nineteenth century. A collaboration with the GW Department of Judaic Studies.

Lecture: Chasing Indigo from the Skyscrapers of Yemen to Manhattan

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

In this illustrated talk, international lecturer, traveler, and dyer Jenny Balfour-Paul relates her journeys in both the history and modern revivals of natural indigo that began on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen. A collaboration with the International Hajji Baba Society.

Lecture: Comprehending Khipus and the Wari World

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

In a richly illustrated talk, Jeffery Splitstoser, the world’s leading scholar on Wari-style khipus (recording devices made entirely of fiber) will present recent research that reveals similarities and differences between ancient South America’s first empires. A collaboration with the GW Department of Anthropology.

Discussion: Naturally Dyed Textiles

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

Participants will explore some of the dyes and resulting colors featured in the new "Textiles 101" interactive gallery. A collaboration with the U.S. Botanic Garden.