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Turkish museums and private
collections
An exquisite collection of weavings and textiles from Turkish museums and private collections will be exhibited in centuries-old venues. Read more >>
Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi Conservation Fund
Under the auspices of the ICOC, a fund has been established to support the conservation of the carpets and kilims in the Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi in Istanbul. Read more >>
Dealers' Exhibition
The Dealers' Exhibition will be located in the main ballroom of the Swissotel Bosphorus. Over 60 international dealers will be offering exquisite and esoteric weavings. Read more >>
Gonul Paksoy – Timeless Simplicity
Gonul Paksoy, a chemist with a Ph.D. in natural dyes, is an exceptional designer and collector of textiles who blends patterned and textural elements of the old with the new. Read more >>
Where and when will it be?
The 11th ICOC will be held in Istanbul April 19-22, 2007. Conference headquarters will be the 5-Star Swissotel. Overlooking the Bosporus, it is one of the most beautiful and well-managed hotels in Istanbul. The Dealer’s exhibition, Academic Sessions and some Exhibitions will be held at the Hotel. Register now >>

This low rate is a major price coup for a luxury hotel with all the Conference facilities we need in a very popular tourist city like Istanbul at a prime season of the year. *VAT and a superb, collegial, breakfast in our private rooms that look toward Asia are added, as shown.

YOU CAN SAVE EVEN MORE BY BOOKING THE HOTEL/TOUR PACKAGE.
Tours
A feature of this conference will be a group of tours to well-known regions in Anatolia that will focus on weaving traditions and handicrafts. The tours will provide an insight into the village life and virtually extinct nomadic culture that created the weaving traditions of Anatolia.
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