International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS)

The International Coalition of Art Deco Societies


The Art Deco Society of New York is a member of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS), which is an organization of Art Deco Societies around the world that holds a World Congress every two years.


Meet The New ICADS

ICADS, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies, has announced its first elected Board of Directors.

ICADS is best known to individual members of ADSNY and other Art Deco Societies as the group that selects the sites for the popular Art Deco World Congresses that are held every other year. Cleveland will host the next Congress in 2017.

Since its founding in 1992 as a support network for Art Deco Societies around the world, ICADS had been an unincorporated association. As ICADS has grown and the benefits of developing a more robust organization became apparent, the member societies decided to incorporate and elect a Board dedicated to growing the organization.

At the last ICADS Business Meeting in Shanghai in November 2015, new bylaws were adopted. In January 2016, the group was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, and in April the new Board was elected.

The names and positions of the geographically diverse group include:
President, Joe Loundy, Chicago Art Deco Society, USA
Vice President, Robin Grow, Art Deco and Modernism Society, Melbourne, Australia
Secretary, Roberta Nusim, Art Deco Society of New York, USA
Treasurer, Neil Nevesny, Art Deco Society of California, USA
Patrick Cranley, Historic Shanghai, China
Sally Jackson, Art Deco Trust, Napier, New Zealand
Geo Darder, Art Deco, Habana, Cuba
Pascal Laurent, Paris Art Deco Society, France
Sandra Cohen-Rose, Art Deco Montreal, Canada

The group is currently organizing committees to support the member societies in carrying out their core objectives of preservation, education, enhanced communications among societies and building membership. Volunteers interested in working in any of these areas are invited to contact Roberta Nusim at


ICADS Members and Websites

United States

Art Deco Society Northwest –
Art Deco Society of Boston –
Art Deco Society of California –
Art Deco Society of Los Angeles –
Art Deco Society of New York –
Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches –
Art Deco Society of Washington –
Chicago Art Deco Society –
Detroit Area Art Deco Society –
Friends of Fair Park – Dallas – No Website
Miami Design Preservation League –
Sacramento Art Deco Society –
Tulsa Art Deco Society – No Website
Twentieth Century Society –


Art Deco Montreal, Quebec Canada –
Art Deco Toronto, Canada –
Canadian Art Deco Society, Vancouver – No Website

South America

Institute ADBA Art Deco Buenos Aires Argentina – AdbA.Argentina
Habana Art Deco Group –
Instituto Art Déco Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
Puerto Rico –


Art Deco Society of Saint-Quentin, France – No Website
Dublin Art Deco –
Perpignan –
Twentieth Century Society, London, UK –
Paris Art Deco Society –

Australia & New Zealand

Art Deco & Modernism Society, Melbourne, Australia –
Art Deco in the Tropics, Innisfail, Australia –
Art Deco Society of New South Wales, Australia – ArtDecoNSW
Art Deco Society of Western Australia, Perth –
Art Deco Society, Auckland, New Zealand –
Art Deco Trust, Napier, New Zealand –
Twentieth Century Heritage Society of New South Wales, Australia –


Durban Art Deco Society, South Africa –


Historic Shanghai, China –

 For more information on ICADS please visit their website at

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