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Linda Achen, detail of Family Autograph Quilt, 1998-2010

Ornamentum critically addresses the aesthetics, meanings, traditions, and innovations of Canadian material culture in the areas of decorative arts and design for a general audience.

The CSDA/CCAD publishes Ornamentum twice yearly, with articles in both French and English written by makers, scholars, collectors, and journalists. A national Editorial Advisory Committee counsels the editorial staff on direction and content.

Who We Are

The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) is a national, non-profit organization founded in 1981 for the study, appreciation, and promotion of design and decorative arts in Canada through programming and publications.

Editor Dr. Janna Eggebeen


Online Editor


Circulation/Advertising Gilles Latour

Art Direction and Design

Adams + Associates Design Consultants Inc.

Pre-Press and Printing

Maracle Printing

Editorial Advisory Committee

Chair: Dr. Sarah Alford (AB)

Maegen Black (NB)

Dr. Keith Bresnahan (ON)

Janet Carlile (ON)

Peter Flannery (ON)

Michele Hardy (AB)

Janna Hiemstra (ON)

Julia Krueger (SK)

Guislaine Lemay (QC)

John Leroux (NB)

Dr. Laura Sanchini (QC)



Ornamentum and the CSDA/CCAD relies on your support to continue its activities and to expand its audiences. To donate or volunteer, please visit


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