Islamic & Indian Arts of the Book: Book Structure & Calligraphy
This half day program examines book structure and calligraphy and includes a demonstration of the art of Islamic calligraphy by Mohamed Zakariya, the foremost practitioner of Islamic calligraphy in the United States and a specialist in Ottoman, North African, and Andalusian calligraphy. Presented in conjunction with Islamic and Indian Arts of the Book: Conservation & Context, a professional development workshop for conservators that will focus on the long term preservation and exhibition of the arts of the book from both the Islamic and South Asian traditions.
Brown Auditorium | Free, no reservations | 9 am–12:30 pm | View full schedule
The workshop is funded by the FAIC Endowment for Professional Development, which is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by contributions from members and friends of the (AIC) American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works and the Art of the Middle East Council.
Image: (Detail) Timur Receiving Gifts from the Egyptian Ambassadors, left half of a double-page composition from a manuscript of the Zafarnama of Sharaf al-Din ‘Ali Yazdi, Iran, Shiraz, AH Dhu’l-Hijja 839/July 15–16, 1436, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Worcester Art Museum (1935.26). Photo © Museum Associates\LACMA.