Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts, and manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The Dutch East India Company and Asian Raw Silk: From Iran to Bengal via China and Japan"
Rudi Matthee, John A. Munroe and Dorothy L. Munroe Chair of History, University of Delaware
International scholars explore the impact of the burgeoning textile trade in the early modern period, focusing on specific aspects of how trade textiles influenced global economics, social history, and design aesthetics. The program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800.
Recorded October 4, 2013
This symposium is made possible by the Carla Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.