Classical Chinese Carpets

1400 - 1750

Volkmann-Treffen 2005
In Honour of Hans König

October 14./15./16. 2005
Museum of East Asian Art Cologne
Universitätsstr. 100
D - 50674 Köln

Ladies and Gentlemen,
dear Friends,

the exhibit "Magnificent Legacy of the Imperial Court: Classical Chinese Carpets from 1400 - 1750" will open at the Museum for East Asian Art on Oct. 15, 2005.

The Volkmanntreffen will take this exhibition as an opportunity to honour Hans König with a series of lectures in German and English about the classic Chinese carpet and related textiles. Internationally reknowned experts in the field will report on the results of their studies and research, will offer insight into the carpet production of the late Ming and early Qing periods and demonstrate what importance the patterns on fabrics and embroideries hold for the fashioning of the classic Chinese carpet.

For the participants of the Volkmanntreffen a preview of the exhibit has been arranged for Friday, Oct. 14, 2005 from 2 to 5 p.m.

On Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m., Hans König and Michael Franses are inviting lenders and friends to a reception in the auditorium of the Museum of East Asian Art. All participants of the Volkmanntreffen 2005 are invited to this private costume party as "Guest of the Kangxi Emperor " with the obligation of wearing a costume, not regionally bound, but of the period of the reign of Kangxi Emperor who ruled from 1662 to 1723. Please note that you can only attend this party if you have officially registered for it and your name is thus on the guest list of "Guest of the Kangxi Emperor ".

We have planned a dinner for the participants of the Volkmanntreffen for the evening of Oct. 15, 2005 in the restaurant of the Hotel Park Inn Köln City - West. We hope you understand that for reasons of organization we have to order in advance a menu consisting of either a fish or a meat course. All participants have to do their own final accounting for dinner and drinks.

I cordially invite you to Köln for the weekend of October 14 to 16. Experience "Magnificent Legacy of the Imperial Court: Classical Chinese Carpets 1400 - 1750" and look forward to the concentrated competence of the presenters. Let us honour Hans König who has contributed so much to our understanding of Chinese carpets.

With best regards

Please remember that it is never too late for registration!
But, early registrations facilitate the work.

You can stay at the Hotel Park Inn Köln City - West which is in walking distance from the Museum for East Asian Art.
We were able to obtain special rates available under the password "Volkmanntreffen 2005". All rooms have showers or baths and WC and the breakfast buffet is included in the room price.
  Please make your own reservations.
Hotel Park Inn City-West
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Köln
Tel: +49 (0) 221 - 5701 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 221 - 5701 - 999

N.B. The Volkmann Meeting 2006 will probably take place in Munich on October 14.

Classical Chinese Carpets 1400-1750
15 October 2005 to 15 January 2006

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