2018 Annual Conference

The Museum in Transition
2 – 4 November 2018 Stockholm, Sweden

The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Two Post-Conference Tours will be organized to Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway respectively on 5 – 6 November.

The Museum in Transition

In the complex and rapidly changing society of today, art institutions face serious challenges. It is arguably harder than ever before for a museum to remain relevant to its growing constituencies. A geographically expanding art world, new technological possibilities and the need to acknowledge diverse publics and perspectives are key aspects of our contemporary condition to which museums and cultural institutions need to respond.

The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference focuses on the contemporary situation for art institutions in the context of these dynamically shifting technological, cultural, socio-political positions and the challenges of diminishing resources and mixed economies.

How can art institutions navigate in this fast-changing world and maintain their ethical positions? In an unstable political landscape, where standards of integrity are questioned daily, how can we revitalize the arguments to stand by the core values of the museum and of CIMAM?

The CIMAM 2018 Contents Committee consists of six board members: Ann-Sofi Noring (chair), Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Corinne Diserens, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor and Eugene Tan.

→ 2 – 4 November: Annual Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
→ 5 – 6 November: Post-Conference Tour to Helsinki, Finland or Oslo, Norway.

Program details, list of invited speakers and other practical information will be available soon.

2017 Annual Report

Dear CIMAM friends,

We are delighted to share with you the 2017 Annual Report which outlines the programs and activities developed throughout the year. Despite the challenges of the current economic and political environment, CIMAM is well positioned to continue to ensure that it takes a leadership role in responding to the needs of the profession.

The Annual Report makes clear how your support keeps CIMAM relevant and renowned internationally. It includes details about CIMAM’s membership, the Annual Conference in Singapore, the travel grant program, Museum Watch, the Free Admission Program and CIMAM’s annual budget, among other information.

I hope you find the enclosed information of interest and I look forward to your continued engagement with CIMAM during 2018!

Warm regards,

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
President of CIMAM
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

→ CIMAM 2017 Annual Report2017 Annual Report

Two vacancies at The Box, Plymouth

Want to be part of the largest and most exciting cultural project, outside of London, to open in 2020? The Box, Plymouth is a £40m. museum, contemporary art gallery and secure home for 6 archives and collections, which is being built adjacent to the University of Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art. Plymouth is at the heart of the national Mayflower 400 commemorations and The Box will be its flagship legacy project. With funding secured from the City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, The Box aspires to deliver an ongoing programme of international significance. It needs also to be a commercial success and to be a much loved destination which attracts frequent repeat visits.

Head of Contemporary Arts
Salary: Competitive, with good benefits
Contract: Permanent, reporting to the CEO

In this new role, The Box is seeking an exceptional curator/artistic leader with a track record for producing innovative and high quality contemporary arts programmes of critical acclaim.  Responsible for the creative vision and development of the Contemporary Art Programme, they will have the reputation and ability to command the respect of the national contemporary arts community and to provide the leadership to the staff team, major stakeholders and partners across the city.

For more information and an application pack contact Joanna Kill of Liz Amos Associates on joanna.kill@lizamosassociates.com, or +44 (0)20 3004 4701.
Deadline to apply: 5:30pm Tuesday 1 May 2018

Head of Commerce, Development and Operations
Salary: £52k+, with good benefits
Contract: Permanent, reporting to the CEO

In this new role, The Box is seeking an exceptional business leader with a track record for delivering innovative solutions for commercial enterprise and for the operations of a cultural centre which includes an in-house shop, a contracted-out bistro/bar and an active programme of events and venue hires. The postholder will also be responsible for a team that includes marketing, PR, fundraising and support functions such as front of house and business administration. Like a challenge? The Box’s initial 4 year plan has some ambitious targets that you can help to deliver.

For more information visit plymouth.gov.uk
For an informal discussion please contact Paul Brookes (Interim) CEO, The Box t: 44 (0) 1752 308851/e: paul.brookes@plymouth.gov.uk
Deadline to apply:  5:30pm Tuesday 1 May 2018

Free Admission Program

Thank you! 1st FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art has joined CIMAM’s Free Admission Program allowing free access to CIMAM Members throughout the biennial, opening and preview days in July 2018!


Free Admission Program

Membership Renewal Campaign 2018

Renew your membership for the period 2018 – 2019 and be part of the global network of contemporary art museums and museum professionals. The support we receive from our members is essential to ensure the continued vitality of CIMAM and it allows us to provide more and better services. CIMAM’s membership offers you the following benefits:

→ Free Admission Program. CIMAM membership card allows free admission to a network of modern and contemporary art museums, collections and biennials worldwide.

→ Voting rights. Every 3 years CIMAM Members vote for their representatives and constitute the Board of Members.

→ Reduced registration rates to the Annual Conference. The meeting brings together members from different parts of the world to debate theoretical, ethical and practical issues concerning the collection and exhibition of modern and contemporary art, and to share experiences, followed by visits to the foremost contemporary art institutions, collections and projects in the region.

→ Members Only. Networking opportunities and access to CIMAM’s membership directory connecting members worldwide.

→ Touring Exhibitions. Post exhibitions to the database containing information on available shows on tour.

Members receive CIMAM’s e-newsletter containing information on our activities and programs and CIMAM’s Museum Watch, an advocacy program addressing critical situations that impact on the ability of museums and galleries of modern and contemporary art to maintain the codes of practice and standards initiated in 2012. CIMAM also runs every year a Travel Grant Program which supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance at the Annual Conference.

→ Renew your membership
→ Apply to Individual Membership
→ Apply to Institutional Membership
→ What does it cost?

2018 Annual Conference

2 – 4 November 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

We will announce soon the conference topics, the speakers, the visits in Stockholm and the post-conference tour!

Thank you!

At this special time of year, the members of the board and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many institutions and individuals who have generously contributed to the continuing success of CIMAM in 2017.

Founding Patrons
Fukutake Foundation
Marc and Josée Gensollen
Erika Hoffmann
Fundació “la Caixa”
Fondation LVMH
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Patron Members
Claudio Engel
Mori Art Museum

Sustaining Members
Fundación Botín
Albert M.A. Groot
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

Conference Sponsors
The Keppel Group
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore Tourism Board
Terra Foundation for American Art

Travel Grant Funders
The Getty Foundation
MALBA–Fundación Costantini
Fubon Art Foundation
Alserkal Programming

CIMAM membership
We are especially grateful to each and every one of our members, both institutional and individual.

In 2018, we will continue working to engage with the international community of professionals – directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums and collections – by sharing our common interests and our challenges while creating the space to imagine the future to come.

Wishing you a New Year filled with art and peace.

With thanks for your ongoing support of CIMAM.

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
President of CIMAM
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia