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:
Collecting as a practice and the collections that result from this practice are crucial for museums. Collecting and collections embody power on many different levels—providing insights and basic knowledge, illustrating specific practices of our work to the widest audiences, and forming a basis for contextualizing our world. How have museums, collecting, and collections influenced communities? How have groundbreaking exhibitions impacted museums, collecting, and collections? We encourage original papers that discuss the practice and results of collecting as powerful tools in the fields of decorative arts and design.
The primary conference language will be English. Papers should be 15 minutes long and include a visual presentation component (Powerpoint, Google Slides, etc.). Please prepare an abstract of under 500 words for submission, as well as a brief biography.
All International Committee session submissions are being routed through the Prague 2022 website here. A portal has been set up for submission entry. Scroll to the ICDAD entry and click on it—a drop down selection of ICDAD sessions will appear. Feel free to select the session time that works best for your schedule; conference organizers will make an effort to honor timing requests, but we cannot guarantee that if selected you will present at your preferred session. After you have clicked your preferred session, scroll down and click continue to be taken to the submission form.