ICDAD Grants 2020-2021
July 1, 2020
Deadline of Application: August 30, 2020
ICDAD is announcing grants of the amount of 500 and 1,000 euros for 2020 and 2021. All individual and institutional members of ICDAD are welcome to apply. Collaborations with ICOM national or regional groups, with other ICOM international committees, or other partners are allowed and encouraged.
The proposed projects should fit into the following categories of activity:
- conferences, trainings and meetings
- publications and research activities
- activities for young members
- actions encouraging exchange with emerging countries
- cooperation with other ICOM committees and/or Regional Alliances
Conference // Lisbon 2020 // POSTPONED TO 2021
May 28, 2020
The ICDAD conference and annual meeting originally planned for October 2020 in Lisbon has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme for the 2021 conference will remain the same—"Revivals"—and all papers submitted to the original Call for Papers will be considered for inclusion. The CFP will be renewed in 2021 as well, and the board welcomes additional proposals at that time.
The entire ICDAD board is disappointed to have to postpone the meeting in Lisbon, but the wellbeing and safety of members must be the priority. In place of the meeting in Lisbon, ICDAD will host a virtual conference this fall, with a theme and CFP forthcoming.
Conference // Lisbon 2020 // CfP deadline postponed
April 27, 2020
Due to the pandemic situation, the ICDAD board decided to postpone the deadline of the annual call for conference papers to June 30, 2020.
As this is a rapidly-evolving situation, it is not possible to provide advice about travel in the near future. Also, we do not know what the financial situation in the museums will be after shorter or longer periods of closedown. For the moment we have decided to go on planning the conference in Lisbon on October 14-16, 2020. Therefore, we encourage you to participate in the round of call for papers and would like to inform you that alternatives are considered currently for the conference timing and format. You will be informed by the end of May about all possible changes in the plans.
CONFERENCE // LISBON 2021 // REVIVALS
February 12, 2020
The 2021 Annual Conference and General Assembly of ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design will take place at the National Palace of Ajuda in Lisbon, Portugal (plus two days for the post conference tour to Coimbra and Porto).
- Call for Papers (before postponement to 2021)
February 12, 2020
ICOM-ICDAD ANNUAL CONFERENCE | LISBON 2023
10-12 OCTOBER 2023
PALÁCIO NACIONAL DA AJUDA, LISBON, PORTUGAL
“Ornament is not only produced by criminals; it itself commits a crime,” So said architect and designer Adolf Loos in his 1910 lecture-turned-essay “Ornament and Crime,” where he described the effort in designing and creating ornaments as superfluous and wasteful and helped to set the stage for the minimalist, stripped-down forms that would shape modern architecture and design for much of the twentieth century. More than fifty years later, postmodern designers rejected the strict functionalism of modern design, with Robert Venturi declaring, “more is more, less is a bore,” and Ettore Sottsass poetically describing decoration as “a state of mind, an unusual perception, a ritual whisper.”
The debate over ornament—what is its purpose, what should it look like, how should it be applied, and is it even necessary at all—chronologically and geographically transcends any of these figures and is in fact as old as the field of decorative arts itself. Skilled craftspeople have been producing ornament-laden decorative arts for more than a millennia. Throughout the world, cultures have developed complex relationships to ornament, making it an ideal topic for ICDAD’s 2023 annual meeting.
This year’s ICDAD conference invites papers that consider the many dimensions of ornament and its multiple roles in decorative arts and design. For instance, what is its role today? How have relationships to decoration evolved over periods of time? What are its social and political functions? Does ornament enhance or obscure meaning and use? How do different cultures address ornament and decoration, and where have they served as a connector between communities? How does decoration function in global art history, and how might the approaches taken by artists and makers in non-western countries illuminate alternative relationships to ornament?
Lisbon is an interesting site for this productive dialogue; a city marked by its centuries-old tradition of decorative tile as well as gilded and polychrome wood carving. Lisbon is also the home of present-day designers rethinking associations to material and aesthetics. The ICDAD meeting in Lisbon will take full advantage of this fertile ground, visiting significant historical sites and museums throughout the city and the surroundings while engaging with contemporary collections and makers.
Please note that there’s a limit of 60 participants. Registration will close when the conference reaches capacity. Register now to secure your spot.
The fee for participating in the conference (10–12 October) is 200 euros. Members who have registered by 20 August, up to the capacity of 60 participants, will receive an invitation to pay by bank transfer. If payment is not completed by the required deadline, the spot will be offered to the next member on the waiting list. You will receive an invoice first and a receipt afterwards. Any banking fees accrued from the transfer are the responsibility of each participant.
The fee for the two day post-conference tour (13–14 October) to Sintra and Coimbra will be 130 euros. Payment for this tour will be arranged in Lisbon, in cash.
Please note that all participants must be individual members or representatives of institutional members of ICDAD at the time of the conference.
Find more information about how to become a member of ICOM and ICDAD here: https://icom.museum/en/get-involved/
If you are already a member of ICOM, please log in to the IRIS memberspace and choose ICDAD as your primary International Committee: https://icom-museum.force.com/login
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- 2023 Lisbon, Portugal
- 2022 Prague, Czech Republic (together with COSTUME and GLASS)
- 2021 Online "Revivals"
- 2020 Online "Hidden Gems"
- 2019 Kyoto, Japan (together with ICFA and GLASS)
- 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan (together with DEMHIST)
- 2017 Miami, USA
- 2016 Milan, Italy
- 2015 Krakow and Warsaw, Poland
- 2014 Graz, Austria and Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2013 Zurich, Switzerland
- 2011 Istanbul, Turkey
- 2010 Shanghai, China (together with DEMHIST, GLASS and ICFA)
- 2010 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- 2009 Hannover, Germany
- 2008 Zagreb, Croatia
- 2007 Vienna, Austria
- 2006 Helsinki, Finland, Tallinn, Estland and Riga, Latvia
- 2005 Oslo, Norway
- 2004 Berlin, Germany
- 2003 Genoa, Italy
- 2002 Stockholm, Sweden
- 2001 Barcelona, Spain
- 2000 New York, USA
- 1999 London, UK
- 1998 Lisbon and Porto, Portugal
- 1997 Prague, Czech Republic
- 1996 Geneva, Switzerland and Lyon, France
- 1995 Florence, Italy
- 1994 Vienna, Austria
- 1993 Berlin, Germany
- 1992 Warsaw, Poland