Sunday, May 30, 2010

HIAA SYMPOSIUM, 21-23 October 2010

he Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) is pleased to
announce that its Second Biennial Symposium will be held at the Freer
and Sackler Galleries in Washington, D.C., 21-23 October 2010. The
overall symposium theme is "Objects, Collections and Cultures," and
the program features an opening address by Julian Raby, director of
the Freer and Sackler Galleries; a round-table discussion on the role
of objects in the study of Islamic art and culture; six seminar-style
workshops on works of art in the Freer and Sackler collections; and
seven thematic panels with formal presentations. The symposium is
open to the scholarly community and the general public. The full
program and registration form are now available on the HIAA website:

In addition to the renowned collection of Islamic art on view in the
Freer Gallery of Art, symposium participants will have the
opportunity to enjoy a special exhibition, organized by Massumeh
Farhad, in celebration of the millennium of Firdausi's /Shahnama
/(Book of Kings) at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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