International Committee
for Museums and Collections
of Decorative Arts and Design

ICDAD General Assembly 16 November 2022

November 15, 2022

Please join ICDAD for the annual General Assembly on 16 November 2022! The meeting is at 14.00 (2.00 PM) Paris time. 

You will learn about the International Committee's activities this past year, get an update on the Prague meeting, and hear from candidates for the ICDAD board. You will also get a preview of the 2023 conference in Lisbon and the opportunity to learn about possible future meeting locations. If you are a member of ICDAD in good standing, you will have received a link to the Zoom meeting in a recent email. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Letters from the Board

Call for Entries: 7th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial

September 9, 2022

The Latvian National Museum of Art and Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga invite entries from artists for the 7th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial. 

The theme is "Quo Vadis?" ("Where are you going?") and the deadline for artist submissions is October 1, 2022. The Triennial will be held concurrently at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design and the Art Museum Riga Bourse concurrently from June through September 2023. Click below for more information and for the entry form. 

Conference Archive

ICDAD Annual Conference, Prague 2022

August 8, 2022

ICOM Prague 2022 is almost upon us! The ICDAD programme has been finalized, and is available below. We thank all applicants for their abstracts! All three ICDAD sessions will be presented both online and on-site. If you are considering joining, please do so! Registration is still open.
You can find further programme information here: https://prague2022.icom.museum/committees-meetings and here: https://icomprague2022.gcon.me/programme. Furthermore, enrich your Prague experience by participating in excursions to member institutions within the Czech Republic! See here for more information: https://prague2022.icom.museum/excursions.


22 August 2022, 16:00–17:30 - ICDAD Session

Session Moderator: Anika Reineke

The Art of Collecting and Exploring the Collection: From Past Crafts to Its Design for the Future
Nirit Shalev Khalifa
curator, Art historian
Yad Ben-Zvi Institute, Museum council, Ben Gurion university , Har Hadar, Israel

Collecting Ideas: Historic Objects for Contemporary Audiences
Shoshana Resnikoff
The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, Florida, United States

What is missing? On the power of NOT collecting and NOT exhibiting.
Claudia Banz
Curator Design
Kunstgewerbemuseum - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

23 August 2022, 14:30 – 16:00 – ICDAD/COSTUME/GLASS Joint Session

Session Moderator: Kai Lobjakas

Polish Design Polish Designers. The Power of Collection
Anna Śliwa
Muzeum Miasta Gdyni (Gdynia City Museum), Gdynia, Poland

The Influence of Martin Battersby
Martin Pel
Curator of Fashion and Textiles
Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom

The Pforzheimer Collection of Studio Glass joins the Peabody Essex Museum’s Two Century Glass Collection
Sarah Chasse
Associate Curator
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, United States

23 August 2022, 16:30–18:00 – ICDAD Session

Session Moderator: Melissa Rinne

From room to portrait. The furniture in the photography and painting collections of the National Palace of Ajuda
Maria Jose Gaivao Tavares
Furniture Curator
National Palace of Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal

Imagining Guangzhou: James Drummond's Chinese Painted Wallpaper at the Peabody Essex Museum
Lan Morgan
Assistant Curator
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, United States

A palace for everybody: the afterlife of decorative arts
Maria Isabel Baldasarre
National Director of Museums
National Ministry of Culture (Ministerio de Cultura de la Nacion), Buenos Aires, Argentina

The power of wallpaper: turning a farm into a palace and a modest collection into one of international recognition
Helen Bieri Thomson
Swiss National Museum - Château de Prangins, Prangins, Switzerland

25 August 2022, 9:00-18.00 – Off-Site Meeting

Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze / Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

Address: 17. listopadu 2/2, 110 00 Praha

· Round Table Discussion
· Visit to the museum's newly built depository building
· Dinner at UMP

We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague!

Activity Grant Report: "Commemorating Coal Mining Worldwide" publication

July 6, 2022

In 2021 ICDAD provided an activity grant to Dr. Margaret Faull to support research and fees for her publication Commemorating Coal Mining Worldwide: international museums, heritage centres, and sites related to coal mining.

Click through to read Dr. Faull's report on the use of the activity grant and view images from her publication. And congratulations to Dr. Faull on this accomplishment! 

ICOM Prague 2022 Call for Posters Open

June 14, 2022

The Call for Posters for ICOM Prague 2022 is open! Submissions close June 25, 2022, with the final decision made in July. International Committees can select up to 30 posters, so be sure to apply! Click here to apply or read below for a guide on how to submit your abstract.