Preserving a Sense of Awe: The History and Conservation of Interiors from Ottoman Damascus, 2004
The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art hosts symposia at Shangri La devoted to themes and questions of central importance to advancing the study of Islamic art. Previous symposia have been inspired by highlights of the collection, including nineteenth century Damascene interiors, the role of women in South Asian art and architecture, and more recently, tile work and its relationship to architecture. A central aim of the symposia program has been to examine Islamic art from an interdisciplinary perspective. As such, conservators, art and architectural historians, and preservation architects have all lent a critical voice to the compelling dialogues held at the site.
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