Alexander Nagel, chair, Art History and Museum Professions, recently presented at the conference “Past Meets Present: The Impact of Tradition on Modern Omani Fashion and Accessories.”
Nagel was a moderator and participant on the first panel of the conference which discussed the art of dress in Oman.
The conference took place at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., on October 25. It coincided with the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, and the conference program and schedule were organized in a partnership between the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center and the Asian Cultural History Program at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.
In addition to his role as Art History and Museum Professions chair, Nagel is a residential research associate at the Smithsonian Institution, where he has been studying the provenance and history of ancient South Arabian materials and legacies in Washington, D.C.