ICDAD

International Committee
for Museums and Collections
of Decorative Arts and Design

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Virtual Conference 2020 // Call for Papers

May 28, 2020

The 2020 Annual Conference and General Assembly of ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design will take place online from October 15 through October 16, organized around the theme of "Hidden Gems."

The previously scheduled conference in Lisbon, organized around the theme of "Revivals," will be postponed until 2021. All original submissions for that conference will be considered again at that time, and a CFP will be reposted at a later date.

Click here for the 2020 CFP: ICDAD CFP Hidden Gems 2020

Image: Storeroom – National Palace of Ajuda, Lisbon


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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.

Stay safe!


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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).


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ICOM Kyoto 2019

June 20, 2019

REPORT KYOTO 2019

ICDAD Individual Sessions, 2–3 September, and Joint Sessions with ICFA and GLASS, 4 September 

ICDAD’s 2019 annual meeting was entitled “The Future of Tradition in the Arts, East and West,” focusing on Asian art-related themes. Three days of lively sessions took place to a packed audience. Speakers from 20 countries or territories presented on such topics as cross-cultural influences; Japonisme and Chinoiserie; Asian or Asian-influenced ceramics, lacquers, textiles, and furniture; and the presentation of Asian art in Western museums. A major art world discovery was premiered at ICDAD by Tetsuro Degawa, director of the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka. The Japanese public broadcaster NHK came to ICDAD to film his first ever public presentation of the discovery of a Song-dynasty black glazed teabowl with iridescent markings (yohen tenmoku)—only the fourth of its kind in the world. At the General Assembly, Secretary Maria José Tavares announced the 2020 annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal and upcoming board elections.