WASHINGTON — The International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) is slated for the end of this week, August 6 – 9 at the new Textile Museum on the campus of George Washington University, according to a press release.

The event “is being held in collaboration with and in support of” the new museum, and lectures are being produced by George Washington University and the ICOC together.

Academic programs include studies in new carpet and textile trends as well as “the role of structural analysis.”

Each ICOC is an academic and social event. It is an occasion for renewing old friendships and rivalries and for creating new ones, for putting faces to familiar names, for discussing the latest fashions in rugs and theories, for being instructed, entertained, and stimulated, by the latest gossip about rugs and rug people,” the ICOC says on its website. “It is a world of its own but a very accessible one. It is one of the main strengths of the international conference that the majority of its presentations are easily understood by the newcomer to oriental carpets who simply wishes to learn a little more about this art, and quite often finds himself caught up in it for life.”

For more information on this event or to register, please click here.