Friday 9h December 2016, 2.30pm
Talismanic Textiles from the Islamic World
Talk by Dr Francesca Leoni
Dr Francesca Leoni is the Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art and a Research Associate at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford. She is the curator of the exhibition Power and Protection, Islamic Art and the Supernatural currently on display at the Ashmolean special exhibitions galleries until the 15 January 2017. In her talk Dr Leoni will focus on the talismanic textiles included in the exhibition.
Location: Ashmolean Museum Education Centre.
Admission is free for members, £3 for non-members. Registration is essential.
For more information, and to book your place at this event, please contact the OATG events organisers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The exhibition Power and Protection can be visited afterwards until 5pm.
Image: Talismanic shirt, Ottoman Empire, 17th century, cotton, inscribed with coloured inks, 108 x 108 cm (c) Nour foundation. Courtesy of Khalili Family Trust