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ARCS 2016 Annual Convention / Philadelphia & NYC

Date: April 27-29, 2016

Location: Philadelphia & NYC

Plan to join us in Philly and “The Big Apple” for the 2016 ARCS Annual Convention. This is a tremendous opportunity to immerse your self in tradition and history. Traditional rugs may be going out of style, but expertise in old rugs still sets you apart from the crowd and can help earn your client’s respect.

What’s your “take-away”? This is a great time to improve your rug identification and appraisal skills and actually see and handle a lot of old rugs.

You will become the expert in your town.

Highlights: Material Culture Auction House, Glencairn & Philadelphia Art Museums; The Metropolitan Museum, NYC, and a tour at Rug Renovating. That’s just for starters. Stay tuned for more details.


Old Rug Expertise…. and Old Rug Experts

ARCS 2016 Annual Convention 
Philadelphia~April 27th & 28th, 2016
$560 per person for members +
$365 per person for member's guest (NOT attending Hotel Conference)
$860 per person for non-members +
$365 per person for non-member's guest (NOT attending Hotel Conference)
(Optional) Traveling Rug Show to NJ & NYC~April 29th 
$135 Per Person

Become the expert in your town!

Schedule of Events

April 26th  - Arrive
Conference Registration at the hotel bar between 5pm – 7pm

April 27th
Annual Business Meeting
Guest Speakers:  
Dr. Theodore Mast, Craig Wallen, John Collins & George Jevremovic.
Material Culture Auction House
Enjoy Dinner at Baba Olga’s, Wild exhibits PLUS great music! 

April 28th
The Philadelphia Art Museums
Join Dr. Theodore Mast in a Walk Through or ON YOUR OWN! 
The Glen Cairn Museum
Private tour!!

Philadelphia - HOTEL
Courtyard Marriott – Philadelphia Down Town

April 29th – ONE DAY TRAVELING RUG SHOW (Optional)
Kick back and enjoy the Magic Carpet Ride from 
Philly to NJ and ending in NYC.

1st Stop - Macculloch Hall Historical Museum 
Private Event!
See some of the most beautiful rugs in the world belonging to the Private Collection of W. Parson Todd

2nd  Stop – Rug Renovating
Rare Opportunity!

 Paul Iskyan gives a Tour of Rug Renovating!

3rd Stop – NC Carpet Binding 
Time to play with the toys! 
Hands-on use of the shearing machines and clippers.

4th  Stop – New York City
 Conference ends!  
You are on your own to play in the Big Apple!

*You will want to fly out of NYC as ARCS will not be providing transportation back to Philadelphia.*

New York City - HOTEL
Eventi a Kimpton Hotel located in Chelsea Manhattan.