Published twice a year, Ornamentum is the only magazine devoted to exploring the large spectrum of decorative arts 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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The CSDA/CCAD is a national non-profit organization. It was founded in 1980, and is governed by a council of members elected from each province, with an appropriate structure of standing and special committees. In addition to regular meetings on a national and provincial level, there is an Annual Meeting at which Society affairs, policy, and programmes are discussed by the membership.

CSDA Membership includes:

  • Subscription to Ornamentum (a $20 value).
  • Discount on registration fees for annual Symposia and Annual General Meetings.
  • Invitations to events organized by the CSDA, such as special lectures, tours and other events of interest, locally and nationally.
  • The knowledge that you are supporting the only organization that promotes the whole spectrum of decorative arts in Canada.

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CSDA Membership Levels
Individual Membership – $60.00
Dual (one address) – $70.00
Seniors & Students – $45.00
Institutional Membership – $75.00
Corporate Membership – $75.00