Conversations and exclusive presentations of rugs and textiles from museum collections will be available on-demand to watch for the duration of HALI Fair Online 2022. Presentations come courtesy of The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, which reopened in March 2022 after major refurbishment, and the Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs in Lyon, which is currently being transformed for the 21st century.



Preserving Turkish Weaving Traditions


Preview of a three-part television series recording extant Turkish weaving traditions. Instigated and funded by Istanbul Carpet Exporters’ Association (IHIB), produced by Coşkun Aral, a war correspondent, photojournalist, television journalist and documentary film producer

22 minutes


Musée des Tissus et des
Arts Décoratifs, Lyon


Having long been threatened with closure, this important institution—located in the former hub of the French silk-weaving industry—shut temporarily in April 2022 for work that will transform it into a great 21st-century museum. Image © Lyon, musée des Tissus  – Sylvain Pretto

11 minutes


The Burrell Collection, Glasgow


Home to over 200 tapestries and 150 carpets, including the rare Safavid ‘Wagner Garden Carpet’, this museum reopened in March 2022 after major refurbishment. It can now offer a new approach to the displays and its stores are open to visitors. Image © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Collection



Martina Mondadori & Umberto Pasti


Umberto Pasti, a horticulturalist and writer who resides between Milan and rural Morocco, joins the Editor in Chief of Cabana magazine to discuss his lifetime spent collecting, curating and developing a great love of textiles
Image: Guido Taroni/Cabana Magazine

29 minutes


Fabulous Creatures


A feature-length presentation of the Orient Stars Collection: Anatolian Tribal Rugs 1050–1750 as seen in a virtual exhibition in 2021, with commentary from Michael Franses, Alberto Boralevi and Anna Beselin

64 minutes