Tribal Landscapes in Palestinian, Jordanian & Syrian Women's Embroidered Garments
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HRH Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi
Date: 23 January 2017Time: 6:00 PM
Finishes: 23 January 2017Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Lecture
The talk will open with a general view of the history of embroidery in the Levant, then goes into a summary review of the development and significance of embroidery in Jordan, Syria and finally in Palestine where it has developed a 'new' and unified national identity for the divided and occupied country.
Painter, art historian, academic and diplomat, Dr Wijdan Al-Hashemi first trained in art, in Amman, with the Italian Armando Prön and Jordanian Muhanna Durra. She carries a PhD in Islamic Art from SOAS (1993) and is a Fellow of SOAS (2010). She established the Royal Society of Fine Arts (1979) which founded the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (1980). She founded the Higher Institute of Islamic Art and Architecture at Al Al-Beit University in Jordan (1993) and the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Jordan (2002). She was Ambassador of Jordan to Italy (2006-2011). She was the first to write the history of modern and contemporary Islamic art and has over 19 publications. At present she continues painting, working in glass and writing.
Tribal Landscapes in Palestinian, Jordanian & Syrian Women's Embroidered Garments by HRH Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi
Organiser: Brunei Gallery, SOAS in conjunction with the London Middle East Institute
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