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Past CSDA/CCAD events 

36th Annual Symposium & Annual General Meeting
Spirit of the West: Decorative Arts In Calgary, Alberta 
September 27th to September 30, 2018
Calgary, Alberta


35th Annual Symposium & Annual General Meeting

“Hat’s off” to Martha Deacon,Harriet Meacher,Linda BerkoandPaula Kennyfor organizing such a wonderful 35th Canadian Society of Decorative Arts Symposium, celebrating Canada’s 150th year!

Above is a photo of our distinguished Symposium participants posing as the Fathers of Confederation in front of Government House, known as Fanningbank in Charlottetown PEI.


34th Annual Symposium:

Tradition Redefined - The Decorative Arts in Contemporary Urban Context

September 29th - October 2nd, 2016

Toronto, Ontario



33rd Annual CSDA Symposium and General Meeting

We organize an annual symposium featuring contributions from Canadian and International experts. We explore a different Canadian city each year and visit local heritage sites, artisan studios, cultural institutions and private collections.

 ‘St. Andrew’s, NB: Canada’s First Seaside Resort’ took place in St. Andrew’s-by-the-sea, October 1 - 4, 2015.



32nd Annual CSDA Symposium and General Meeting

Scenic Views: Exploring the Historic, Cultural and Artistic Landscape of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Thursday, October 2 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

Image information: View of Fort Niagara by John Herbert Caddy, courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum

     






      A selection of images from the 2014 Annual Symposium,
      Scenic Views: Exploring the Historic, Cultural and Artistic
      Landscape of Niagara-on-the-Lake
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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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