Presentation at the Universitat of the document of Ferdinand II ‘the Catholic’ which enhances the profession of ‘Velluters’ to art

  • October 28th, 2016
 
Velluters

The document signed in 1479 by Ferdinand II ‘the Catholic’, which enhances the profession of ‘Velluters’ (people who work with velvet) to art, will be presented on Friday in the Faculty of Geography and History in the framework of the International Congress of the Silk Road. The president of the Valencian Provincial Council, Jorge Rodríguez, will be the person in charge of presenting this valuable document accompanied by the head of The College of High Silk Art, Vicente Genovés, and the professors of the University of Zaragoza, Germán Navarro and of the Universitat de València, Ricardo Franch.

According to the experts, it as an important historical document dated on 13 October 1479 and property of the Provincial Archives. The document is a privilege of the king Ferdinand II of Aragon, ‘the Catholic’, in which the first bylaws of the Guild of ‘Velluters’ are confirmed, in which the profession is enhanced to art.

In the presentation, Jorge Rodríguez will be accompanied by the head of The College of High Silk Art, Vicente Genovés, and the professors of the University of Zaragoza, Germán Navarro, and of the Universitat de València, Ricardo Franch.

The Faculty of Geography and History of the Universitat hosts from 26 to 28 October the International Congress of the Silk Road in Spain and Portugal. On 26 October they attended the opening Alberto Girona, autonomous secretary of Culture; Carmen Sahuquillo of the AVT; the vice-principals Guillermo Palao, coordinator of the Silk Road programme of the Universitat de València, and Jorge Hermosilla; Ester Alba, dean of the Faculty of Geography and History; and Ricardo Franch, professor of the Universitat de València and coordinator, together with Germán Navarro, of the international congress.

The programme can be consulted by clicking here.

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