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What we offer you
The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) is the only organization in Canada that provides you with opportunities to meet other enthusiasts, collectors, professionals and students who collectively delight in and give visibility to the diverse spectrum of decorative arts.
Share your artistic and intellectual passions while building professional connections or making new friends. We host and promote local and national events that include appraisal clinics, cocktail and garden receptions, lectures, luncheons, panel discussions, presentations, symposiums, and tours of private collections.
Expand your knowledge of the decorative arts through the many essays and critical reviews we publish. You will gain fascinating insights and revelations about the historical and contemporary decorative arts.
Join and enjoy the decorative arts! Membership with the CSDA/CCAD connects you with a community of decorative arts appreciators across the country.
Go behind the scenes at the world's major art museums with Rosalind Pepall, member of the CSDA-CCAD and past curator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The life of a curator can be thrilling, amusing, disappointing--but never boring.
"The decorative arts offers a fluid grace to our lives"
"We live in a constructed environment, from housing to transport to eating utensils. Quality in the decorative arts offers a fluid grace to our lives, in the ease with which good design can be used and in the joy of its contemplation."