HALI Tours are built upon the experience gathered and contacts made over thirty-five years of researching, collating and publishing articles for HALI Magazine. They allow special access and exclusive academic content directly from museum curators and local scholars with the chance to see archival material from institutions and private collections not normally on public view.
Carpets and textiles are the main focus, but there is also plenty of opportunity to explore the architecture, decorative arts and cultural history of the regions we visit. A member of the HALI editorial team and a local guide or lecturer is present throughout, a small group size of 10–20 travellers is ensured and accommodation is provided at handpicked luxury hotels.
This new section of the HALI website will be the place to find announcements of new tours, brochures, photo albums and accounts of past events. HALI Tours offer a platform for HALI Publications to engage with subscribers, interact with researchers conducting new work in the field and encounter little-seen material first hand.
Following the success of ‘The Decorative Arts of Armenia’ programme in September 2015, HALI Tours will return to Georgia and Armenia for seven days on 9 – 16 May 2016. Past Tours have visited the Iberian Peninsula (May 2015), London during the summer art season (June 2015) and Great British collections in museums and country houses across the UK (June 2014). HALI Tours to Iran, Japan and India are being developed.
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