ICDAD

International Committee
for Museums and Collections
of Decorative Arts and Design

Conference Archive

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. 


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Registration now open for "Hidden Gems", October 15-16

October 1, 2020

The ICDAD 2020 virtual conference looks at "hidden gem" objects, exploring collections from Asia, Europe, the US, and Mexico. Please register here.

Program

Times are listed for New York, Paris, and the local time of each presenter.

DAY 1: Thursday, October 15
Session One
7:00 AM USA Eastern time; 13:00 Paris; 16:00 Ekaterinburg, Russia; 19:00 Taiwan; 20:00 Japan

Naoyuki Watanabe — Oda Collection of 20th Century Design

Annie Ting-An Lin — Objects Betwixt and Between: Objects from the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen

Ludmila Budrina — Malachites of the Demidoff Family: Reconstruction of the Collection and Potential Digital Representation

Moderators: Melissa Rinne, Shoshana Resnikoff

Session Two
12:00 PM USA Eastern time; 18:00 Paris; 18:00 Netherlands; 19:00 Finland

Femke Coevert, Dafne Diamante, Aafke Weller, and Maud van Suylen — Panoramas from the Depths of the Rijksmuseum’s Storage Room

Maddalena Napolitani — Balthazar-Georges Sage: The “Hidden Collector” and his Cabinet of Decorative Arts

Leena Svinhufvud and Susanna Thiel — The Design Attic: Investigating Hidden Processes in Designer Archives

Moderators: Kai Lobjakas, Shoshana Resnikoff

Session Three
7:00 PM USA Eastern; 1:00 Paris; 6:00 PM Mexico Central

Rebecca Tilles — Uncovering Hillwood, Washington D.C.’s Hidden Gem

Harrison Schley – The Zalinsky Collection: A Union Soldier’s Trove of Japanese Swords and Art

Claudia Marín — Devotion and Self-Representation in the 18th Century: Arts and Crafts at Museo de Arte Religioso Ex Convento de Santa Mónica

Moderators: Annamarie Sandecki, Shoshana Resnikoff


DAY 2: Friday, October 16
Session Four
9 AM USA Eastern; 15:00 Paris; 14:00 Portugal

Levi Higgs —Mining the David Webb Jewelry Archive

Naoko Adachi — Finding a Place in Museums for Japanese Photograph Albums from the Late-Nineteenth Century

Samantha Coleman-Aller — Hidden Gems: A Rare Group of Irish Glass Pieces

Moderators: Kai Lobjakas, Shoshana Resnikoff


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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 // 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.