Central Asian Ikat Coats in the Ashmolean Museum

Ruth Barnes

Monday, June 4, 2012

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York NY 10003

Ruth Barnes is the Textile Curator, Department of Eastern Art, at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.  A specialist in Indian Ocean trade, she is currently the lead curator for three galleries at the Ashmolean: Asian Crossroads, West Meets East, and Textiles.  Among her most recent publications are Textiles from the Islamic World: The Lloyd Cotsen Textile Traces Collection and Pilgrimage: The Sacred Journey