Roberta will take us on a journey along the history of the most remarkable carpets ever made, the ones produced under the rule of the powerful Safavid Shahs. Through the analysis of the most iconic carpets, held in famous museums and collections in Europe and abroad, she will discuss their iconographies and patterns and she will illustrate materials and trends as well as patrons and places of manufacture.
Roberta Marin completed her BA in Fine Arts in Italy and holds an MA in Islamic Art & Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has travelled extensively in the Mediterranean and her field of interest includes Islamic art and architecture, the history of Oriental carpets and Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab world and Iran. She collaborates with the Khalili Collection, she has taught Islamic Art and Architecture in several private and public institutions in the UK and she was the organiser of the conference Venice Biennale and the Arab world (Venice, Italy, Fall 2017).