Call for papers for the 10th World Congress on Art Deco

Art Dco Montral is pleased to announce that the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS) has awarded Art Dco Montral the honour of hosting the 10th World Congress on Art Deco which will take place in Montreal, May 24-30, 2009.

The Committee of Art Dco Montral is presently welcoming papers on any aspect of Art Deco; emphasis throughout the Congress will be on Montreal and Canadian Art Deco. Papers will be presented on the mornings of May 26, 27 and 28, 2009, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at Moyse Hall at McGill University.

Throughout the Congress, guided tours will acquaint delegates with Montreal’s Art Deco landmarks including the Montreal Botanical Gardens, Universit de Montral, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Aldred Building, Atwater Market and Eaton’s 9th Floor Restaurant and Lounge. Also, curators at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the McGill University Library and the Universit de Montral will present exclusive tours and exhibitions of their private Art Deco collections. The Congress will close with a spectacular event at the Lion d’Or, a true relic from Montral’s illustrious Jazz era. There will be day tours to Ottawa and the Eastern Townships, and pre- and post-congresses in Toronto and Quebec City respectively.

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