Materials Lab Workshop: Islamic Papermaking


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


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 or stop by the museums’ admissions desk to register. Space is limited to 15 participants. Minimum age of 14.