CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference
The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society
Taking place in the Southeast Asian region for the first time, the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference is co-organized and hosted by the National Gallery Singapore from 10-12 November. This year’s Conference looks at The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society: given the rising sentiments of populist nationalism that we are witnessing around the world, and extending from the focus on the conference in Barcelona (The Museum and Its Responsibilities), it is imperative that we re-evaluate and re-examine the roles of museums, their public functions and how they respond.
Reflecting the geographical context of this year’s conference, the program also provides a forum for discussion about current museological and curatorial concerns with a special focus on Southeast Asia. The program is designed to provide delegates with a more proactive experience for networking as well as tours to provide insight into the artistic, historical and socio-political contexts of Singapore.
Sold out! the Post-Conference Tour to Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia (13-15 November) has reached its full capacity. A few seats are still available to join the Pre-Conference Tour to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (8-9 November).
CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference in Singapore is generously supported by The Keppel Group, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, and Terra Foundation for American Art.
CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program underwrites the attendance at the conference of 31 contemporary art professionals thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming.
Generous contribution from the Lee Foundation supports the attendance of directors and representatives from more than 13 key institutions in Southeast Asia.
CIMAM’s 2017 General Assembly
Key Challenges for CIMAM
The board invites the Members of CIMAM present at the Annual Conference to attend the General Assembly, CIMAM’s governing body which takes place on Sunday 12 November, 14:15 – 16:15 hrs. During this session, the members of the board will report on CIMAM’s activities and financial position. In addition, the board will present amendments to the bylaws to bring them up to date and improve the operation of CIMAM. The aim of this discussion at the General Assembly is to ensure the participation of the membership in these important changes, which are made in the context of CIMAM’s commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums as the guiding principle. The amendments proposed will be notified to CIMAM Members in advance via the newsletter with a call for suggestions or modifications to be submitted in advance of the General Assembly.The board looks forward to this important discussion and encourages the participation of all members attending the annual conference.