ICDAD General Assembly on 28 July 2020
July 4, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, ICDAD’s General Assembly will take place virtually on the Zoom platform.
The ICDAD General Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, 28 July 2020, at 2:00 PM Paris time. It will take place using the Zoom platform and is open to all current ICDAD members in good standing (meaning you paid your 2020 membership fee).
[Registration is closed] When your membership is confirmed, you will receive the meeting link via email. Registration closes on Sunday, 26 July 2020, at 5:00 PM Paris time.
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
February 12, 2020
Virtual Conference // 15–16 October 2020
The 2020 Annual Conference and General Assembly of ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design was meant to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, in October of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICDAD board has elected to postpone the previously selected theme of “Revivals” to 2021, when we hope to meet in Lisbon in person. All proposals already submitted for the “Revivals” meeting will be eligible for the 2021 meeting, and the CFP will re-open for new proposals at a future date. In October of 2020, ICDAD will instead host an online meeting centered around the theme of “hidden gems.”
Every public decorative arts and design collection has hidden corners and unplumbed depths, and many private collections are difficult for outsiders to access during the best of times, much less during a pandemic. As institutions and individuals face the possibility that we might not be able to visit each other’s museums and discuss with colleagues in person for some time, ICDAD is thrilled to host a two-day virtual conference exploring these hidden holdings in decorative arts and design collections around the world (for ICDAD's general assembly on 28 July 2020, see here).
Does your collection have objects that you wish scholars and visitors knew more about? What is the subject on which you have always wanted to present an exhibition or essay, or a small yet significant story that has not yet been highlighted at your institution? If you work with a private collection, what in your holdings would you most like to see made accessible to the wider design community? We welcome presentations that address any of these questions, as well as issues related to:
Challenging collections that require special treatment, both physically and intellectually
Stories of “hidden” or underrepresented collectors, or unexpected ways that a collection may have come together
Works by designers and makers who were previously unknown or under-explored
Collection access and display, physical and digital, their challenges and best practice examples
Submission: please send an abstract of 250–300 words including your name, job position, institution, short CV, photo (headshot), ICOM number and ICDAD membership confirmation*, to Shoshana Resnikoff at email@example.com by July 1, 2020.
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2020
Format: The conference will be held digitally October 15–16, 2020. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length and should be accompanied by a powerpoint slide show. The official language of the conference is English. The annual general assembly will take place online during these dates as well.
Please contact Shoshana Resnikoff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you (online!) in October.
*Please note: ICDAD welcomes abstracts from museum professionals worldwide, members and non-members alike. However, all participants must be members of ICDAD and ICOM at the moment of the conference. If accepted to present at the meeting, please get in contact with your national ICOM committee for membership registration. See icom.museum/en/get-involved/become-a-member/.
Image: Storeroom – National Palace of Ajuda, Lisbon
- 2021 Lisbon, Portugal
- 2019 Kyoto, Japan (together with GLASS)
- 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan (together with DEMHIST)
- 2017 Miami, USA
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- 2015 Krakow and Warsaw, Poland
- 2014 Graz, Austria and Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2013 Zurich, Switzerland
- 2011 Istanbul, Turkey
- 2010 Shanghai, China (Joint meeting together with DEMHIST, GLASS and ICFA)
- 2010 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- 2009 Hannover, Germany
- 2008 Zagreb, Croatia
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- 2005 Oslo, Norway
- 2004 Berlin, Germany
- 2003 Genoa, Italy
- 2002 Stockholm, Sweden
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- 1995 Florence, Italy
- 1994 Vienna, Austria
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- 1992 Warsaw, Poland