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.
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.
Times are listed for New York, Paris, and the local time of each presenter.
DAY 1: Thursday, October 15
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
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
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
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
ICDAD Grants 2020-2021
July 31, 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
For more information, please click here.
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