Speaker: Dr. Ronald Marchese, Archaeological Institute of America
Theme: “Sacred Art from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul”
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Classical Studies program and the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Dr. Marchese’s most recent book, “Splendor and Pageantry: Textile Treasures from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbu” was selected best among fifteen different entries by the Textile Society of America. This text is the recipient of the annual R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award, an award that recognizes the “the best book of the year in the field of ethnic textiles.
Authored with Marlene Breu and the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul, and photographed by Murat Oğurlu, the book represents ten years of meticulous research, photographing and design work prior to its publication in 2011.