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Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) Annual Meeting (Miami, FL)
1001 Washington Ave
Miami Beach Florida, 33139
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Friday, December 01, 2017
Category: US

Call for Papers

The 2017 Annual Meeting of ICOM/ICDAD will take place at the Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach, Florida, from 29 November to 1 December.

The theme for the conference is Art Deco in Decorative Arts and Design, in terms of historic objects of the 1920s and 1930s, and more broadly. Members are invited to submit papers around the following topics or other topics related to the conference theme:

*New accessions/ New research: Art Deco objects in your museum collection

*Nationalism and Art Deco

*Regionalism and Art Deco

*Graphic Design and Art Deco

*Cross cultural influences in Art Deco Silver (or other media, e.g., glass, ceramics)

*Egyptomania and Art Deco

*The Persistence of Art Deco aesthetics in Contemporary Design Practice

*Architecture and Interiors

Power Point Presentations of 20 minutes will comprise the main sessions of the conference. Shorter papers of 10 minutes to discuss current exhibition projects, international exchanges, or other topics unrelated to the conference theme, will comprise the Marketplace session.


Please send an abstract of 250-300 words, including your name, title, and institution to:

Emily Pazar, Curatorial Assistant for Craft, Design & Fashion, The Mint Museum


Final notification for acceptance: 20th august

Young curators and graduate students are encouraged to submit topics and apply for the ICDAD conference scholarship (ICDAD membership required, see website for details).


Note: If any ICDAD members require a letter of invitation for Visa purposes we will provide that.



Silvia Barisione, The Wolfsonian–FIU silviab@thewolf.fiu.edu

Annie Carlano, The Mint Museum Annie.Carlano@mintmuseum.org

Miami, April 2017

Scholarship for Miami – ICDAD 2017


The board decides to spend 3 scholarships, each with € 500,--

The requirements for getting the scholarship are:

1) not older than 35 years

2)       Must be a member of ICDAD

           Or: Must be a member of ICOM and will become a member of ICDAD

           Or: Must work in a museum which is an Institutional member of ICDAD with

recommendation of this house.

3) hold a lecture during the annual conference

4) gets the money in Miami (cash or bank-account)



Contact: icdad.secretariat@gmail.com