The Nomads Tent: Silk Road Symposium
The Nomads Tent: Silk Road Symposium

The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh: Silk Road Symposium

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Annually since 2012, The Nomads Tent has been honoured to welcome many great speakers, real masters of their subjects, and this year will be no exception. There are a few places left for both the Museum Tour on the 22nd and the symposium on the 23rd March.


Friday 22nd March
National Museums Scotland

‘From luxury to everyday commodities: carpets and porcelain in British domestic life’
A tour with Senior Curator Friederike Voigt through the Decorative Arts and World Cultures galleries at National Museums Scotland, discussing art and objects traded from China, India and the Middle East during the 17th and 18th century. Highlights will include the so-called Kinghorne table carpet.’

Saturday 23rd March
Silk Road Symposium

Symposium: ‘Nomadic Life, Culture and Trade on the Silk Roads of Central Asia’
9.15am – 4pm
The Nomads Tent exhibition space.

We welcome Carole Hillenbrand, Robert Hillenbrand, Noorah Al Gailani and Peter Andrews whose special knowledge from years of study and work ‘in the field’, will shine new light on the Silk Road and the nomadic and settled cultures along its path. Traders in antiquity along what we know as The Silk Roads included Bactrians, Sogdians, Syrians, Jews, Arabs, Iranians, Turkmen, Chinese, Indians, Somalis, Greeks, Romans, Georgians and Armenians.


The Nomads Tent
21 St Leonard’s Ln
Edinburgh EH8 9SH

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