CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.
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Museum directors, curators and others responsible for museum governance and programming are urged to review carefully and be guided by the code of ethics, museum professional principles and best practices for managing controversy guide.
The list of Annual Conferences since 1962. The Committee has celebrated 50 conferences that have been held in over 30 different cities around the globe. Find the reports, conference booklets and photos of CIMAM's last annual meetings.
Find out how to join CIMAM! Over 500 contemporary art museum directors, curators and professionals working within the contemporary art museum sector are members of this international community.
Find out how to join CIMAM! As a largely volunteer driven organization, CIMAM relies heavily on the generous support of individuals and organizations. The support we receive from our contributors is essential to the functioning and success of this organization.
Free Admission Program
CIMAM’s membership card allows free admission to over 100 modern and contemporary art institutions and biennials worldwide. Biennials allow free access to CIMAM Members throughout the biennial, opening and preview days.
The CIMAM conference proceedings in PDF since 2005. After each CIMAM Annual Conference, the proceedings are edited and published online with the aim to make the contents available to anyone through the CIMAM website.
Since 2013, the conference sessions are video recorded and published at CIMAM TV, our Vimeo channel where everyone interested can watch the presentations for free.
Launched in 2005, CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program is designed to foster cooperation and cultural exchange between contemporary art curators and museums directors in emerging and developing economies and their counterparts in other regions of the world.