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HALI at the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | May 19, 2015


For those with happy memories of the glory days of the Hali Fair at Olympia, it is good to see the venerable rug magazine HALI making a return to the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair this summer with a select group of international antique rug and textile dealers (June 18 – 28).

HALI are also running a series of interesting side events, including visits to the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow – a red brick Georgian house that was the Morris’ family home between 1848 and 1856 – and a day trip to Boughton House, Northamptonshire's 'English Versailles', to view a 16th-century ‘Sanguszko’ carpet and unusual English Star Ushak knotted carpets dated to 1584. See the full programme here. Limited places are available. For further information, please contact Rachel Meek at rachel.meek@hali.com or +44 207 657 1220.

CORNUCOPIA will be at the fair, with special offers on magazines and books. We look forward to seeing our wonderful readers and to meeting new ones. Come to Stand 50 on the Gallery Level. Cornucopia subscribers qualify for a complimentary ticket for two by following this link. For more information and a printable version, please contact Julie Witford on juliewitford@cornucopia.net or +44 1450 379 933.

Main image shows a handknotted carpet (detail) by William Morris, circa 1880, the designs of which are preserved in the William Morris Gallery archives, 4.11 metre square, purchased by the William Morris Gallery with the support of the Monument Trust.

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