CFP: Hidden Gems

June 15 2020

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Picture: ICOM

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

As this blog celebrates new research into overlooked works of art, it seems only right that I share this rather interesting call for papers advert.

ICOM, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design, are putting on a conference on the theme 'Hidden Gems'. Accepted papers will be examining objects in decorative arts collections that speakers feel should receive more scholarly and public attention. The conference will be held digitally on 15-16 October 2020.

As their call for papers document explains:

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?

The deadline for submissions, consisting of 250-300 word abstracts, is 1st July 2020.

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