FORTHCOMING LECTURE ON THE 4TH NOVEMBER
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A lecture entitled ‘Oriental Carpets, their design and construction’ will be delivered by published author and oriental carpet expert Ms Jennifer Wearden at the Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta on Tuesday 4th November 2008 at 6.30pm. Attendance at the lecture, which is organized by Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum in conjunction with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti and with the support of Phoenicia Hotel, will be free and seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Jennifer Wearden occupied the post of curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum for 28 years and was responsible for the Museum's collection of European and Oriental carpets. She recently retired as Senior Curator of Textiles in the Department of Furniture, Textiles & Dress and is currently an honorary Research Fellow with the V&A and is engaged in cataloguing Persian 19th century textiles and writing a book on this subject. She is the author of a lavish Victoria and Albert Museum publication on Oriental carpets and has co-authored other V&A publications on subjects such as Embroidery, Dress from around the world and samplers.