ICDAD

International Committee
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: 


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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]

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ICOM-ICDAD 2021 Virtual Conference "Revivals" Schedule and Registration

September 25, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Conference, organized around the theme of "Revivals" is open for registration!

Please follow this link to the EventBrite page where you can sign up to attend. Attendance is open to anyone regardless of ICDAD membership, but we urge attendees to join ICDAD to enjoy the full benefits of membership. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icom-icdad-revivals-virtual-conference-2021-tickets-179267202027

Please note: when you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a Zoom link that is valid for all three days of the conference. 

The schedule is below (all start times are listed for Paris and New York, respectively):

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

16:00 Paris // 10:00 AM USA Eastern

Opening Remarks

Session 1: Creating History

Lieske Huits — “Modern Ornaments” or “Models of Ancient Production”? Egyptian Revival Jewelry from the Brogden Album

Martina Pall — The Revival of Chivalry in the 19th Century, Using the Example of a Room Stove

Christian Hörack — The Goldsmith Studio Bossard in Lucerne, a Swiss Contribution in the Age of Historicism

17:30 Paris // 11:30 AM USA Eastern

Session 2: ICDAD General Meeting

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

14:00 Paris // 8:00 AM USA Eastern

Session 1: Material

Ludmila Budrina — Russian Tradition of the Artistic Application of Hard Stone (“pietra dura”)

Anaïs Alchus & Edouard Papet — Reconsidering an Icon of Revivals: the Life-Size Biscoúit Porcelain Statue of Bernard Palissy by Gille Jeune (1860)

Samantha Coleman — The Viennese Enamel Revival Objects in the Medeiros e Almeida Collection

15:30 Paris // 9:30 AM USA Eastern

Session 2: Cultural Identity

Virginie Desrante — Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory Heritage in the 19th Century: New Thoughts on Néo-Sèvres by Sèvres

Mark Sagona — Baroque Revival Currents in the Decorative Arts in Malta,1870-1900

Susan Rawles — Home-Making: Nostalgia and The Country House Style

10:45 Eastern/16:45 Paris

Session 3: 20th and 21st Century Revivals

Melinda Farkasdy — Progressive Retrospectivity in Hungarian Ceramics

Kim Mawhinney — Parian Porcelain to Political Power: The Influence of the Belleek Pottery on Contemporary Artists

Christian Roden — A Museum Makes Landfall: The Kungsholm, The American Swedish Historical Museum, and the Rise of Swedish Design in America

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

8:00 Eastern USA/14:00 Paris

Session 1: National Romanticism

Cristina Neiva Correia — Revivals Fit for the King of Portugal: A Pair of Vases with Celebrities of the 15th and 16th centuries, by Sèvres

Ludmila Dementieva — "Encyclopedia" of Styles in the Objects of Russian Artistic Metal from the Collection of State Historical Museum

Anna-Sophie Laug — Rural Revival 1900: Vernacular Aesthetics in European Decorative Arts Between Historicism and Art Nouveau


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Call for Papers: 2021 Virtual Conference "Revivals"

April 10, 2021

Application deadline: 1 May 2021

The 2021 Annual Conference and General Assembly of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) will take place virtually, from 21 October to 23 October 2021, organized around the theme of "Revivals. Reconsidering the Past in Decorative Arts and Design."

This CFP is a reissued version of the 2020 CfP, which had been scheduled for Lisbon, Portugal but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you submitted a paper for that conference, you should have received an email asking if you would like your proposal to be considered for this conference.

Click here for the complete Call for Papers.


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2020 Virtual Conference "Hidden Gems" // Session recordings now online

December 29, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICDAD hosted its 2020 annual conference online for the first time. Four sessions were spread across October 15 and 16, with a total of twelve speakers participating from countries around the world. The conference also had a record number of participants, with over 150 people registering to attend. 

ICDAD would like to thank all the conference speakers and participants for their enthusiastic contributions to what was a thought-provoking and meaningful two-day conference. The session recordings are now available online* and can be shared via links to ICDAD's Vimeo page. See below for links, and thank you again to everyone who made the conference a success!

Session 1: https://vimeo.com/user126737425

Session 2: https://vimeo.com/user126737425

Session 3: https://vimeo.com/user126737425

Session 4: https://vimeo.com/user126737425

*Due to recording issues, videos for sessions 1 and 4 begin partway through the presentations. We sincerely apologize for the technical errors.