ISLAMIC INFLUENCES IN ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURE TAASA Monday Night Lecture Series 2016 Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St Sydney All events 6-8pm. Drinks & refreshments served. Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $30. Payment in advance essential. No refunds. Booking confirmation to Jillian Kennedy. Email:, tel: 02 9958 7378. Payment by EFT: The Asian Arts Society of Australia BSB: 012-003, Account No. 2185-28414. Please provide name. Pay by credit card via TAASA website Please visit TAASA’s website for further details. – TAASA Review June 2016


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Monday 6 June 2016 The artistic and cultural relationship between Venice and the Islamic world Dr Stefano Carboni: Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Western Australia, previously Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stefano Carboni will demonstrate how, from the 9th century, the visual arts in Venice were influenced by Islamic art and by the city’s privileged cultural, diplomatic and artistic relationship with the Islamic world.

While at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stefano Carboni was responsible for a large number of exhibitions, including the acclaimed Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 (2006-2007). maritime networks stretched halfway around the globe.

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