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for Museums and Collections
of Decorative Arts and Design

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CFP: "Power of Collecting," ICDAD sessions at Prague 2022 General Conference, due 31 March

March 2, 2022

The call for papers for ICDAD's individual sessions and joint session (with ICOM Glass and Costume) at the Prague 2022 General Conference is now open! ICDAD's sessions will be held on 22, 23, and 25 August, in both hybrid and in-person-only settings. We welcome session papers that address the power of collecting as a formative or transformational force within decorative arts and design collections. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2022. 

The full CFP is below: 

Letters from the Board

ICOM Statement Concerning the Russian Invasion Into Ukraine

March 1, 2022

ICDAD supports the International Council of Museums' (ICOM) statement on the situation in Ukraine. Click here for the statement, or read below:

Letters from the Board

Deadline extended: Apply for an ICDAD Grant!

February 8, 2022

Deadline for application is now February 28, 2022.

ICDAD is offering two grants, each with a maximum award amount of 1000 euros each, for a variety of activities. Individual and institutional members of ICDAD are welcome to apply, and collaborations with ICOM national or regional groups, international committees, or other partners are encouraged. 

Proposed projects should fit into the following categories: 

  • conferences, trainings, and meetings
  • publications and research activities
  • activities for young members
  • programs encouraging exchange with emerging countries
  • cooperation with other ICOM committees and/or Regional Alliances

Please download the application form here (as Word document or PDF document).

Conference Archive

Save the Date: ICOM Prague 2022, 20-28 August

January 13, 2022

Get ready for Prague! The Czech Republic will be hosting the 26th ICOM General Conference, a triennial gathering of the entire ICOM community, in August of 2022.

ICDAD will be hosting our own general meeting there and will also be joining with two other international committees, Glass and Costume, for joint sessions. Stay tuned for a Call for Papers in the coming weeks, and for more information on the broader general conference schedule, visit the ICOM Prague 2022 website. 

[ICOM Prague 2022 graphic identity by Studio Colmo, image courtesy ICOM Czech Republic]

ICDAD Grant 2021 Report: Workshop on Sustainable Fashion

January 7, 2022

With support from ICDAD, ICDAD member Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala and her ICOM colleague Johanna Ndahekelekwa Nghishiko held a workshop on sustainable fashion in Windhoek, Namibia, on 21-22 September 2021 with 15 participants. For the workshop, the Museum of Namibian Fashion and the Museums Association of Namibia partnered with local fashion designers.

You can find their report here.