History and objectives
CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an affiliated committee 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.
Board Members 2017–2019
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE (President), Mami Kataoka (Secretary-Treasurer), Bart De Baere, Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Calin Dan, Corinne Diserens, Sarah Glennie, Sunjung Kim, Frances Morris, Ann-Sofi Noring, Agustín Pérez Rubio, Suhanya Raffel, Jaroslaw Suchan and Eugene Tan. The 15 members of the Board of CIMAM work on a volunteer basis throughout the triennial. They oversee the everyday operations and projects of CIMAM. Every 3 years CIMAM Members vote for their representatives at the General Assembly.
Former Board Members
The members of the Board of CIMAM work on a volunteer basis throughout the triennial. They oversee the everyday operations and projects of CIMAM. Every 3 years CIMAM Members vote for their representatives at the General Assembly. The current board is constituted by 15 members, but throughout CIMAM'shistory this number has varied.
An overview of all Honorary Members throughout the history of CIMAM since 1962. Honorary Members are those CIMAM Members who are considered to have performed outstanding services on behalf of CIMAM on the recommendation of the board.
Responding to CIMAM’s new legal status as Affiliated Organization of ICOM as well as to the new realities of the contemporary art museum sector, the CIMAM Board prepared a proposal with changes to the bylaws with the aim to bring them up to date and improve the operations of CIMAM. These have been made in the context of CIMAM’s commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums as the guiding principle.
Do you have any questions or comments? Find out how to contact CIMAM online or visit us at CIMAM’s office at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona.
CIMAM sends out newsletters on a regular basis, informing members and subscribers with information relevant to modern and contemporary art museum professionals. This article lists all past newsletters CIMAM has sent out to its members and subscribers.
In the press
CIMAM aims to voice their establishment of professional codes of practice and ethical standards for institutions and individuals. CIMAM generated and adopted in 2009 the General Principles on Conditions of Deaccession from Modern and Contemporary Museum Collections. Here you can find instances CIMAM and the Museum Watch has been featured in international press
Colophon & Disclaimer
The identity of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) is defined by a contemporary approach to modern design. The dot on the capital I makes reference to the days of manual typesetting and emphasizes CIMAM’s international character.