ICDAD

International Committee
for Museums and Collections
of Decorative Arts and Design

Reminder: Apply for an Activity Grant!

January 14, 2022

Deadline for application is February 5, 2022

ICDAD is offering two grants, each with a maximum award amount of 1000 euros, for a variety of activities. Individual and institutional members of ICDAD are welcome to apply, and collaborations with ICOM national or regional groups, international committees, or other partners are encouraged. 

Proposed projects should fit into the following categories: 

  • conferences, trainings, and meetings
  • publications and research activities
  • activities for young members
  • programs encouraging exchange with emerging countries
  • cooperation with other ICOM committees and/or Regional Alliances

Please download the application form here (as Word document or PDF document).


Save the Date: ICOM Prague 2022, 20-28 August

January 13, 2022

Get ready for Prague! The Czech Republic will be hosting the 26th ICOM General Conference, a triennial gathering of the entire ICOM community, in August of 2022.

ICDAD will be hosting our own general meeting there and will also be joining with two other international committees, Glass and Costume, for joint sessions. Stay tuned for a Call for Papers in the coming weeks, and for more information on the broader general conference schedule, visit the ICOM Prague 2022 website. 

[ICOM Prague 2022 graphic identity by Studio Colmo, image courtesy ICOM Czech Republic]

ICDAD Grant 2021 Report: Workshop on Sustainable Fashion

January 7, 2022

With support from ICDAD, ICDAD member Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala and her ICOM colleague Johanna Ndahekelekwa Nghishiko held a workshop on sustainable fashion in Windhoek, Namibia, on 21-22 September 2021 with 15 participants. For the workshop, the Museum of Namibian Fashion and the Museums Association of Namibia partnered with local fashion designers.

You can find their report here.


ICOM-ICDAD 2021 Virtual Conference "Revivals" Schedule and Registration

September 25, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Conference, organized around the theme of "Revivals" is open for registration!

Please follow this link to the EventBrite page where you can sign up to attend. Attendance is open to anyone regardless of ICDAD membership, but we urge attendees to join ICDAD to enjoy the full benefits of membership. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icom-icdad-revivals-virtual-conference-2021-tickets-179267202027

Please note: when you register, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a Zoom link that is valid for all three days of the conference. 

The schedule is below (all start times are listed for Paris and New York, respectively):

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

16:00 Paris // 10:00 AM USA Eastern

Opening Remarks

Session 1: Creating History

Lieske Huits — “Modern Ornaments” or “Models of Ancient Production”? Egyptian Revival Jewelry from the Brogden Album

Martina Pall — The Revival of Chivalry in the 19th Century, Using the Example of a Room Stove

Christian Hörack — The Goldsmith Studio Bossard in Lucerne, a Swiss Contribution in the Age of Historicism

17:30 Paris // 11:30 AM USA Eastern

Session 2: ICDAD General Meeting

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

14:00 Paris // 8:00 AM USA Eastern

Session 1: Material

Ludmila Budrina — Russian Tradition of the Artistic Application of Hard Stone (“pietra dura”)

Anaïs Alchus & Edouard Papet — Reconsidering an Icon of Revivals: the Life-Size Biscoúit Porcelain Statue of Bernard Palissy by Gille Jeune (1860)

Samantha Coleman — The Viennese Enamel Revival Objects in the Medeiros e Almeida Collection

15:30 Paris // 9:30 AM USA Eastern

Session 2: Cultural Identity

Virginie Desrante — Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory Heritage in the 19th Century: New Thoughts on Néo-Sèvres by Sèvres

Mark Sagona — Baroque Revival Currents in the Decorative Arts in Malta,1870-1900

Susan Rawles — Home-Making: Nostalgia and The Country House Style

10:45 Eastern/16:45 Paris

Session 3: 20th and 21st Century Revivals

Melinda Farkasdy — Progressive Retrospectivity in Hungarian Ceramics

Kim Mawhinney — Parian Porcelain to Political Power: The Influence of the Belleek Pottery on Contemporary Artists

Christian Roden — A Museum Makes Landfall: The Kungsholm, The American Swedish Historical Museum, and the Rise of Swedish Design in America

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

8:00 Eastern USA/14:00 Paris

Session 1: National Romanticism

Cristina Neiva Correia — Revivals Fit for the King of Portugal: A Pair of Vases with Celebrities of the 15th and 16th centuries, by Sèvres

Ludmila Dementieva — "Encyclopedia" of Styles in the Objects of Russian Artistic Metal from the Collection of State Historical Museum

Anna-Sophie Laug — Rural Revival 1900: Vernacular Aesthetics in European Decorative Arts Between Historicism and Art Nouveau


Letters from the Board

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ICDAD Grant Autumn 2021

July 9, 2021

Deadline of Application: August 15, 2021

ICDAD is announcing grants of the amount of up to 2,000 euros for autumn 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

Please download the application form here (as Word document or PDF document).