Published twice a year, Ornamentum is the only magazine devoted to exploring the large spectrum of decorative arts, material culture and design in Canada. From furniture and furnishings, ceramics, glass, metalwork, graphics, and textiles through to aspects of architecture, industrial, interior and landscape design, the decorative arts encompass craft and the aesthetics of the everyday.
Within this expansive umbrella, Ornamentum provides a forum for discussion of the creative context and talent through which the decorative arts are born, and critically addresses the aesthetics and meanings of objects in terms of historic precedent, tradition and innovation.
Written for a broad readership and extensively illustrated, Ornamentum celebrates material culture in all its forms and expressions.
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Top Image: How Are You (detail), by Marian Bantjes. Ballpoint pen/digital, March 2006. Find out more at: ornamentum.ca
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Ornamentum Editorial Advisory Committee
Dr. Michael Prokopow, Associate Dean - Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences , Graduate Studies - OCAD University (Ontario) Chair
Nicholas Bell, President & CEO - Glenbow Museum (Alberta)
Maegen Black, Director - Canadian Crafts Federation (New Brunswick)
Dr. Keith Bresnahan, Associate Professor - OCAD University (Ontario)
Brenda Crabtree, Director - Aboriginal Program - Emily Carr University of Art + Design (British Columbia)
Janna Hiemstra, Executive Director - Craft Ontario (Ontario)
Liz Isaac, Appraiser - Citadel Gallery (New Brunswick)
Guislaine Lemay, Curator, Material Culture - McCord Museum (Quebec)
John Leroux, Manager, of Collections & Exhibitions - Beaverbrook Art Gallery (New Brunswick)
Dr. Jennifer Salahub, Professor, Craft Historian - Alberta University of the Arts (Alberta)
Dr. Laura Sanchini, Curator, Craft, Design & Popular Culture - Canadian Museum of History (Ontario)
Financial support for CSDA/CCAD publications has been provided by the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $20.1 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada; the Ontario Arts Council; the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and the McLean Foundation. Les publications du CSDA/CCAD ont été réalisées grâce à l’appui du Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 20.1 millions de dollars l’an dernier dans les letters et l’édition à travers le Canada; Le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario; la Fondation Macdonald Stewart et la Fondation McLean.
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