The "World Academy of Ceramics", herein referred to as the
Academy, has been formed. The Academy is a voluntary, non-profit organization of
The Academy shall constitute a center for the International Community directed
towards promoting progress in the field of ceramics and fostering a better
understanding of the social impact and cultural interactions of ceramic science,
technology, history and art.
Within this framework, the Academy shall:
- Reward and honour those persons who have made a significant contribution to
the cultural advancement of the sector.
- Promote, endorse, manage and support cultural and educational activities
directed towards achieving progress in the sector and cross fertilization of
ceramics science, technology and art within the modern materials and societal
- Assist and support participation of individuals and institutions of developing
countries in international cultural and educational activities concerned with
ceramics which would also promote progress in the ceramic sector in these
To accomplish the above goals, the Academy will seek to cooperate actively with
other organizations and groups of individual countries or international
organizations pursuing analogous or related objectives.
Supporting Members of the Academy shall include the following:
a) Cultural, scientific and professional institutions and organizations,
companies and other national or international bodies concerned with the well
been of the ceramic sector, and
b) Individuals involved in ceramics and concerned with the well been of the
Management and Administrative Bodies
The management and administrative bodies of the Academy shall be the following:
- General Assembly
- Special Assembly
The General Assembly shall be formed by all Supporting Members of the Academy
and shall have the following responsibilities:
- Elect the Chairman of the Academy.
- Elect the members of the Council of the Academy.
- Approve the finances and budget of the Academy.
The Special Assembly shall be formed by all Supporting Members of the Academy
and has the following responsibilities:
- Deliberate on modification of the Statutes of the Academy.
- Deliberate on dissolution of the Academy.
The Council is presieded by the Chairman of the Academy.
The Council shall have the following responsibilities:
- Decide on the general organization of the Academy.
- Define the general outline of the activities of the Academy.
- Establish the annual budget of the Academy.
- Decide on expenditures when the conditions (i), (ii) and (iii) specified in
Article 9 occur.
- Deliberate on any initiatives which involve decisions regarding extraordinary
financial contributions from Supporting Members.
- Deliberate on the admission of Supporting Members.
- Deliberate on Admission Fees and Annual Dues for Supporting Members.
- Deliberate on the appointment of Academicians.
- Deliberate on appointees to serve in the Advisory Board and other Committees
of the Academy.
The Chairman of the Academy is the legal representative of the Academy and his
signature, alone, is binding to the effects of the law. The Chairman is vested
with the appropriate powers for the management of the affairs of the Academy and
is empowered to sign all documents and acts of normal and extraordinary
administration with the exclusion of (i) buy, sell or make changes in Academy
property, (ii) agree to registration, cancellation and mortages in Academy
property, and (iii) agree to expenditures not covered by ordinary or
extra-ordinary funding, excess from preceeding budgets, or from donations and
In case of prolonged inability of the Chairman to carry out his duties, the
relative power and functions are conferred on the Council of the Academy.
The Advisory Board consists of nine to twelve Members which shall be elected by
ballot among the Academicians. Said Members shall represent on a parity basis
the following Regions: i) Europe and Africa, ii) North and South America, and
iii) Asia and Australia, and shall be elected by and among the Academicians
belonging to the respective Regions.
The elected representatives in the Board from one single country cannot exceed
the number of two. It is the faculty of the Council to appoint additional Board
Members up to a maximum of one third of the total number of Members of the
Board. The Board elects its own President.
Voting procedure as well as the nominees are the responsibility of the Council.
Members of the Board hold a 4-year term and are not re-eligible for the next
The Board provides advice to the Academy on all matter the Council feels
appropriate to vest it and make proposals to the Council for the Committees and
activities of the Academy.
The President of the Advisory Board may attend the meetings of the Council.
The Academy shall be assisted by Committees such as are decided by the Council
being necessary for the work of the Academy.
Individuals who have made an internationally renown significant contribution to
the advancement of ceramics culture, science, technology, industry, history and
art are eligible as Academicians. The appointment as Academician is merely
honorary and rewards the personal merits in the field. The status of Academician
does not involve specific duties or obligations on the part of the member.
Nevertheless propensity of an Academician to be directly involved in the
activities of the Academy and in its Boards and Committees will be highly
favoured and appreciated.
All offices held on behalf of the Academy are non remunerative.
Funding of the Academy shall come from the following sources:
- Admission fees of the Supporting Members
- Annual dues of the Supporting Members
- Contributions from national and international organizations, associations,
companies and individuals
- Administration of the Academy' s own assets
- Any other source of income different from the above
The results of all initiatives carried out in the name or under commission of
the Academy become the property of the Academy, which shall dispose of such
property in the way deemed most appropriate. No Member or third person may carry
out initiatives or advance requests for financing, contributions from third
parties in the name of the Academy or in the role of Member of the Academy,
unless expressly delegated with this authority by the Academy.
It shall be responsibility of the Council of the Academy to deal with any
situations relevant to the interests of the Academy not expressly treated in the
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