Norouz Lecture: A Circular Journey Iranian lacquer and its travels in Europe.
- What:Special Events
- Where:The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
SPECIAL EVENT: Join Tim Stanley, Senior Curator Middle Eastern collections at the V&A, to learn about Iranian lacquer and its journey.
The lacquer pen box was a familiar object in Qajar Iran, and in the later 19th-century, Russia began to export lacquer pen boxes for the Iranian market.
Behind these simple facts lies a great circular journey, since the Russian lacquer technique can be traced back to Germany, to France and then, ultimately, to Iran. In both 20th-century Iran and the Soviet Union, too, the technique continued to be practised within a new political setting, giving strange new life to an old tradition.
Doors open at 18.30 and the lecture is followed by a reception