Stefano Ionescu

STEFANO IONESCU, is a collector and also an independent scholar of Turkish rugs. He published the book ANTIQUE OTTOMAN RUGS IN TRANSYLVANIA. Since 1998 Stefano has travelled frequently to Transylvania in connection with the promotion and safeguarding of Transylvania’s rug legacy. Highlights April, 2005, Rome: launch of the first editions of AORT (English and Italian) and opening of the exhibition Anatolian rugs from Transylvania 16th-18th centuries at the Romanian Academy in Rome. October, 2006, Berlin: launch of the German, Hungarian and Romanian editions of AORT at the opening of the exhibition Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania at the Museum für Islamic Kunst. April, 2007, Istanbul: launch of the second English edition during the opening of the exhibition of Anatolian Rugs in Transylvanian Churches 1500-1750 at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul (curators Dr. Nazan Ölçer and Michael Franses). June, 2008: Study tour Discover Transylvania organized with Alberto Boralevi.