At the end of a very successful Annual Conference in Barcelona I was very honoured to be voted President by the Members of the Board. I am delighted that Mami Kataoka was elected as Secretary-Treasurer for the triennial 2017–2019. I would like to pay tribute to the Members of the outgoing Board Kian Chow Kwok, Madeleine Grynsztejn and Marcela Römer and Philipp Kaiser. And pay tribute especially to Bartomeu Marí and Patricia Sloane for all their work in establishing CIMAM as an Affiliated Organization rather than a Committee of ICOM. We are now in a good position to develop CIMAM further as a dynamic organization representing the interests of professionals working in modern and contemporary art museums. Despite the challenging circumstances for many museums there are also good reasons to be optimistic.
We would very much like to hear from the membership about how we can develop CIMAM in productive ways that respond to the needs of our members.
We are already working on the next Annual Conference that will be hosted by the National Gallery Singapore in November 2017 and we would like welcome feedback on this year’s conference and thoughts on what we might address in Singapore.
Please email me or any other Members of the Board with your thoughts.
I look forward to working with you.
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE
President of CIMAM
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia