Materials Lab Workshop: Islamic Papermaking

Date: 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

This event is at capacity

Led by Radha Pandey, an experienced papermaker from New Delhi who develops Islamic-style papers for applications in book arts and conservation, this workshop will give participants a chance to observe Islamic and Persian papermaking techniques and finishing procedures up close. The session will also feature selections from the art collector Bernard Berenson’s 14th- through 17th-century Persian manuscript collection, on loan from Villa I Tatti, in Florence—Berenson’s former home and the site of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

The workshop is presented in conjunction with the museums’ upcoming exhibition A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti, on view from May 20 to August 13, 2017.

The event will be held in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.
 
$15 materials fee. Registration is required and payment must be made in advance. Please email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu or stop by the museums’ admissions desk to register. Space is limited to 15 participants. Minimum age of 14.