Frieze tile, 1700s, Persia. Purchased 1983.

Curating Persian Arts in the 21st Century: Challenges and Practices

Duration: 6 hours
Talk
30 July 2021, 10.40am – 4pm Webinar

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This online research symposium brings together international curators, scholars and museum professionals to discuss the challenges and future direction of contemporary curatorial practice in the field of Persian arts and crafts. Coinciding with Iranzamin – the first survey exhibition to showcase Persian arts and crafts from the Powerhouse – the symposium will explore this field of research by leading experts in Australia and beyond and includes a curator-led tour of the exhibition.

Speakers include Prof Christiane Gruber (Chair, History of Art, University of Michigan, USA, and world-renowned scholar in the field of Islamic art and material culture), Dr Michael Chagnon (Curator, Aga Khan Museum, Canada, and an art historian specialising in the Persianate world), Dr Mahroo Moosavi (Lecturer, University of Sydney and an historian specialising in Persian arts and architecture) and Prof Pedram Khosronejad, Curator, Persian Arts, Powerhouse Ultimo.

10.40-11am: Introduction by Dr Jacqui Strecker (Head of Curatorial, Powerhouse)

11-11.15am: Chair – Prof Pedram Khosronejad (Curator of Persian Arts, Powerhouse)

11.15am-12pm: Keynote speaker: Prof Christiane Gruber (Chair, History of Art, University of Michigan, USA) (Pre-recording)

12-12.45pm: Dr Mahroo Moosavi (Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney)

12.45-2pm: Lunch Break

2-2.45pm – Dr Michael Chagnon (Curator, Aga Khan Museum, Canada) (via ZOOM)

2.45-3.30pm: Prof Pedram Khosronejad (Curator of Persian Arts, Powerhouse)

3.30-4pm: Concluding remarks, Dr Jacqui Strecker (Head of Curatorial, Powerhouse) & Prof Pedram Khosronejad