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Published twice a year, Ornamentum is the only magazine devoted to exploring the large spectrum of decorative arts 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 fine arts, 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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“Ornamentum celebrates material culture in all its forms and expressions”

Top Image: How Are You (detail), by Marian Bantjes. Ballpoint pen/digital, March 2006. Find out more at: ornamentum.ca

Ornamentum  Editorial Advisory Committee

Dr. Michael Prokopow, Associate Dean - Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences , Graduate Studies -  OCAD University 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.


  Canadian Society of Decorative Arts


  Janna Eggebeen

Associate & Managing Editor
Art direction and design

  Jessica Sharples

  Adams + Associates Design Consultants Inc.

Pre-press and printing
  Maracle Printing

Editorial Enquiry & Advertising Correspondence

We publish in French and English. Articles submitted will be published in the language in which they are written. For a copy of our submissions guidelines or advertising queries please contact Janna Eggebeen - info@ornamentum.ca

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Please send manuscripts, discs, photos and other editorial and advertising matter to:

The Editors
Box 235 Station Q
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 2M1

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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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