9 April 2019
Topping a million visitors: how MCA Australia broadened the appeal of contemporary art
With more than a million people through the doors annually since 2015, the museum is a case study in how to expand audiences
5 April 2019
Hey! more grants to attend #CIMAM2019 funded by the Prince Claus Fund
Professionals living in and traveling from countries listed in the DAC list are invited to apply for The Prince Claus Fund's Mobility Fund to attend the CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference in Australia.
4 April 2019
Koyo Kouoh Appointed Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has appointed Koyo Kouoh as Executive Director and Chief Curator.
3 April 2019
Call for CIMAM Travel Grant Applications!
CIMAM offers around 22 travel grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2019 Annual Conference "The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything?" that will be held in Sydney, Australia 15–17 November 2019. Deadline is 5 May!
29 March 2019
Kunstverein (Amsterdam) is seeking an Associate Curator
Closes: 30 April. To begin in September 2019. The associate curator will be making a substantial contribution to the overall program of Kunstverein, with projects that are free in form and can vary from a series of events, to an exhibition or focus on a publication.
29 March 2019
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a conservator
Closes: 3 May 2019. The Project Specialist will work as a member of a cross-departmental team of conservators and scientists.
28 March 2019
Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral.
As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype? by Ben Luke, The Art Newspaper
28 March 2019
M+ is hiring a Head of Exhibitions & Displays
Closes: 19 May 2019. The Head, Exhibitions & Displays will work closely with the Deputy Director, Collection & Exhibition, and play a leading role in the development and delivery of M+’s programme of exhibitions and collections displays ensuring curatorial ambition and budgetary objectives are met.
28 March 2019
Confidence in Ignorance — the Museum and the Paradox of Inquiry
Presentation by Loulou Cherinet, Artist, Professor, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm. CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference, Stockholm.
26 March 2019
The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks a Curator of Contemporary Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art seeks a Curator of Contemporary Art to lead the Contemporary Department and join a 15 member curatorial team in fashioning a dynamic civic and cultural identity for the Museum
22 March 2019
Eugene Tan to become Director of SAM in addition to his role at National Gallery Singapore
Member of the Board of CIMAM Eugene Tan has been appointed by the Singapore Art Museum Director with effect from 1 April 2019.
15 March 2019
CIMAM wishes to express its profound sadness at the passing of Okwui Enwezor
Obituary Okwui Enwezor
13 March 2019
2018 Annual Report
The 2018 Annual Report highlights the achievements, activities, programs, and finances of CIMAM in the preceding year. It includes details about the geography and profile of our members, as well as facts about the annual conference, the travel grant program and other projects.
13 March 2019
Take part in creating the new museum definition of ICOM
ICOM invites everyone interested in taking part in creating a new, more current definition. Submit your definition by 20 May 2019.
11 March 2019
#CIMAMForum: Finding Resilience in Challenging Times
Olga Viso, Independent Curator and Nonprofit Arts Consultant. Museums must embrace new values if they are to survive into the next century. Log in to Members Only and add your comments.
8 March 2019
International Women's Day 2019
CIMAM is pleased to report that 66% of its members are women, of whom 33% hold leadership positions in contemporary art museums! Let’s celebrate and acknowledge the work and achievements of women in museums and let’s keep working for equal employment conditions for women and men.
4 March 2019
Deep concern at Ralf Beil's termination of contract of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
4 March 2019. The manner with which Ralf Beil's contract was terminated it raises serious questions about the professional ethics guiding the governing body of the Museum.
22 February 2019
ruangrupa selected as Artistic Direction of documenta 15
Ade Darmawan, ruangrupa director, was a speaker at #CIMAM2017 in Singapore, watch his presentation "Living Room Sub-institute” at CIMAM TV
21 February 2019
Mudam Luxembourg is hiring an assistant curator
Closes: 3 March 2019. Mudam Luxembourg is looking for a dynamic assistant curator who is at the start of their professional career to join the team of curators at what is an exciting time for the museum.
21 February 2019
Asia Art Archive in India seeks Programmes Coordinator
The successful candidate, to be based in New Delhi, will work closely with colleagues to develop and supervise public programmes, including talks, workshops, symposia, and exhibitions, to complement AAA in India’s research projects and collections.
20 February 2019
Save the date: Sydney 15–17 November
The CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia on 15–17 November, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The Post-Conference Tour will be to Brisbane and will include guided tours by Aboriginal custodians on country on 18–20 November 2019.
18 February 2019
Moma is in search of an Exhibition Manager
Serves as an exhibition manager for exhibitions, collection rotations and display changes, performances, and collaborations within the context of The Museum of Modern Art’s robust exhibition program, overseeing and implementing all aspects of the planning process.
18 February 2019
Tate Modern seeks a Head of International Collection Exhibitions
Closes: 13 March 2019 at 17:00 This exciting opportunity will allow you to lead on the strategic development and day-to-day management of the Tate Collection touring exhibition programme, ensuring that high quality exhibitions are developed and delivered to international venues.
14 February 2019
Video summary of #CIMAM2018 in Stockholm
For the first time, CIMAM has edited a video summary of the annual conference held in Stockholm in November 2018. We are happy to become more visual and share it with you and we hope you like it as much as we do. Please leave us your comments!
11 February 2019
Are Museums Abdicating Their Mission? Debating Morally Compromised Artists
About the article published by The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) about the recent cancellation of a retrospective exhibition by Alejandro Jodorowsky in El Museo del Barrio, New York.
8 February 2019
Fellowship opportunity for 20 emerging scholars from Africa and Southeast Asia
Closes: 28 February, 2019. A fellowship to investigate parallel and intersecting developments in the cultural histories of modern South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa within a team of leading international faculty and emerging scholars. With the support of the Getty Foundation.
6 February 2019
Journalism Fellowship for Curators
Hyperallergic is seeking a curator to join tjeir editorial team for a six-month writing fellowship to help expand discussions about the social and cultural impact of the curator.
31 January 2019
Job Opportunity: MALI is in search of a new Director
Closes: 15 March 2019. The Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) is in search of a new Director, a visionary leader to further the museum’s mission and to contribute to its organizational culture, attracting new and diverse audiences.
30 January 2019
Lyn Kienholz obituary
Lyn Kienholz (1931-2019) Los Angeles, USA. Lyn was very committed to CIMAM and served on the Board for some 20 years. She brought new blood and new perspectives to CIMAM, and for this, we shall remember and thank her.
25 January 2019
Job Opportunity: MACBA is looking for a Curator of Exhibition and Collection
Closes: 28 January 2019. MACBA announces the call for a Curator of Exhibition and Collection
24 January 2019
Job Opportunity: MACBA is looking for an Education Coordinator
Closes: 28 January 2019. MACBA announces the call for a public employment offer to provide a coordinator of education.
21 January 2019
Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant to the ICOM President
Closes 4 February 2019 - Within the General Secretariat of ICOM (28 permanent staff), attached to the Director General, the Assistant supports the President and the Director General in the management of their activities and that of the Executive Board.
16 January 2019
About the EMST. Reply of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture
The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports replied to CIMAM's statement released on 21st December 2018 about the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art.
16 January 2019
Job Opportunity: Associate Director for M HKA
Closes: 17 February 2019. M HKA, the contemporary art museum of the Flemish Community, is ready to transform itself into a full-scale European contemporary art museum with a permanent collection display, exemplary exhibition spaces, a research wing and a public events forum. An architectural contest will be concluded for a new building towards the end of 2019.
14 January 2019
Stockholm 2018: Report and Videos Online
This document includes a letter from Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, President of CIMAM, and the reports of the 36 professionals awarded with a travel grant. Also details about the delegates and budget, the press clipping, a summary of the feedback received from participants. Watch the speakers' presentations on CIMAM TV.
11 January 2019
CIMAM statement about Osman Kavala and Turkish cultural professionals
The civil society activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala has been held in prison in Turkey for over a year now, one of the many public intellectuals and cultural figures targeted following the attempted coup in July 2016.
7 January 2019
Job Opportunity: Curator tothe Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile
The Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) in Hong Kong seeks a Curator who will play a significant role in developing and implementing a wide range of interdisciplinary curatorial and pedagogical programs and utilising and managing the collection for CHAT.
24 December 2018
Thank you and happy New Year!
At this special time of year, the members of the board and I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the institutions and individuals who have generously contributed to the continuing success of CIMAM in 2018.
24 December 2018
Job Opportunity: National Gallery Singapore seeks a Curator
National Gallery Singapore is seeking an Assistant Curator/Curator to contribute to the development and implementation of the Gallery’s exhibitions, acquisitions and related programmes, particularly in the field of modern art from maritime Southeast Asia.
24 December 2018
Job Opportunity: Head (Donor Relations)
National Gallery Singapore is seeking a resourceful candidate with significant fundraising experience to cultivate and solicit major gifts from prospective corporate and high net worth donors to contribute towards long term financial sustainability of the Gallery.
21 December 2018
About the Greek National Museum of Contemporary Art
21 December 2018. CIMAM is concerned about the lack of transparency in relation to the governance of EMST. A museum needs a clear framework through which the relationship between the government, Board, executive and staff is managed.
17 December 2018
Welcome to our new website!
CIMAM's new website offers new features for our members and a user-friendly browsing experience. Login to the Members Only section by resetting your password.
10 December 2018
The Board of CIMAM is deeply concerned by the way in which this outstanding relationship was ended. The case was raised at the recent CIMAM conference in Stockholm as it is one of the many recent examples of ruptures between governing bodies and directors of contemporary art institutions.
9 December 2018
Free Admission Program: Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018
CIMAM Members are invited to the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, curated by Anita Dube, which opens on 12 December 2018 and remains on view until 29 March 2019.
5 December 2018
Job Opportunitty: Chief Curator for Exhibitions to Kiasma
Closes: 20 December 2018. As a Chief Curator for Exhibitions, you will be responsible for planning Kiasma’s domestic and international exhibitions together with the Museum Director in accordance with the museum’s strategy. The temporary exhibition program includes 4-5 exhibitions of varying scales each year.
5 December 2018
Catherine de Zegher
November 2018. In its capacity as the international association for Museums and Collections of Modern and Contemporary art, and as an affiliate of ICOM, CIMAM wishes to register its deep concern at the treatment of Catherine de Zegher in her capacity as Director of the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) in Ghent.
28 November 2018
Liverpool Biennial is seeking a Director
Liverpool Biennial is looking for an experienced, resilient and confident leader with a compelling vision to inspire, move and challenge audiences locally, nationally and internationally, and who will nurture a fast paced, high-performing, innovative and supportive working culture.
26 November 2018
Marja Sakari new director of the Ateneum Art Museum
Marja Sakari, Member of CIMAM, is Chief Curator of exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. She will start work at Ateneum on 3 December 2018.
22 November 2018
Mudam seeks a Head of Artistic Programmes and Content
Mudam Luxembourg (Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean) wishes to appoint a Head of Artistic Programmes and Content. Closing date is 14 December 2018.
16 November 2018
Photo Selection #CIMAM2018
We are happy to share with you a selection of photos of CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference held in Stockholm 2-4 November, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art and attended by 230 participants.
2 November 2018
Agustín Pérez-Rubio appointed curator of the Berlin Biennale
Agustín Pérez-Rubio, Member of the CIMAM Board, appointed curator of the 11th Berlin Biennale, taking place in the summer of 2020.
24 October 2018
For Members Only. Your Vote is Important
The board encourages the participation of all CIMAM members through casting their votes to approve the amendments to the CIMAM bylaws. The online voting period for approving the changes to the Bylaws will open on October, 25 until November 3, 2018, at CIMAM’s Members Only section.
24 October 2018
Join the debate about the challenges of our profession
The feedback session will take place on Sunday 4 November, 14:30-15:30 hrs. at Kulturhuset, Sweden, Stockholm during CIMAM's 2018 Annual Conference.
1 October 2018
Read the 2017 conference proceedings
We are proud to share with you the 2017 Annual Publication of the proceedings of last year’s conference. With the title The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society, the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference, hosted by the National Gallery Singapore, was attended by 270 delegates from 53 countries.
27 September 2018
Engagement Program for International Curators
Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation’s Engagement Program for International Curators. Open call for non-US based curators (International Awardees) and US-based curators (US Liasons) that will paired for a year-long partnership, beginning January 2019.
10 September 2018
Last days to register!
Don't miss CIMAM's 2018 Annual Conference in Stockholm. Last day to register is 30 September! More than 200 international professionals, directors and curators of museums and collections of contemporary art, from over 60 different countries, are meeting this November in Stockholm to discuss the serious challenges that art institutions face in today's complex and rapidly changing society.
7 September 2018
Meet the CIMAM Annual Conference 2018 Travel Grantees
36 professionals have been awarded support to attend the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference in Stockholm. Funding has been generously provided by the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation.
4 September 2018
Free access to the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo
CIMAM Members are welcome to join the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo during the biennale and the preview days. Check how to get your free access and the full list of other biennials participating at CIMAM's Free Admission Program.
30 July 2018
How to manage controversy in your museum?
This comprehensive document is an excellent guide for all museum and gallery staff committed to supporting artists in presenting work that deals with difficult issues in the context of the new reality of social media which can inflame public opinion and lead to threats of violence against staff.
24 July 2018
Thank you for applying to the Travel Grant!
CIMAM sincerely thanks all those (more than a hundred!) contemporary art professionals who have applied for a CIMAM Travel Grant to attend the Annual Conference, The Museum in Transition, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November. Grants are generously funded by Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation. Results will be announced in the coming weeks!
5 July 2018
Manuel Borja Villel awarded Honorary Doctorate
Yesterday, Manuel Borja Villel, Director of the Museo Reina Sofía and former President of CIMAM (2008-2010) was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Congratulations!
28 June 2018
More Travel Grants! funded by The Getty Foundation
CIMAM is glad to announce a new call for applications for Travel Grants, generously funded by the Getty Foundation, to support over 20 museum professionals to attend the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference.
13 June 2018
CIMAM Annual Conference: Registration is now open!
The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Two optional Post-Conference Tours will be organized to Espoo, Turku and Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway respectively on 5 – 6 November.
5 June 2018
16th Istanbul Biennial
CIMAM Members are welcome to join the 16th Istanbul Biennial for the professional preview on 10, 11, 12, 13 September 2019. The 16th Istanbul Biennial, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place between 14 September and 10 November 2019. The 16th edition of the Biennial will be curated by French curator, art scholar and writer Nicolas Bourriaud.
24 May 2018
EU General Data Protection Regulation
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18 May 2018
International Museum Day 2018
Today we encourage new members to join CIMAM’s international network of contemporary art museum professionals to help us shape the future of CIMAM and above all, respond to the needs of the profession.
14 May 2018
Call for Travel Grant applications!
Travel Grants to attend the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference "The Museum in Transition" that will be held in Stockholm, 2–4 November 2018.
2 May 2018
The Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly
In accordance with Article 7 of the current Bylaws of CIMAM, the Board calls the members of CIMAM to the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly
20 April 2018
2nd Yinchuan Biennale
"Starting From The Desert, Ecologies On the Edge" curated by Bose Krishnamachari. CIMAM Members are welcome to join the Yinchuan Biennale and the professional preview on 9 June 2018.
19 April 2018
The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference
The Museum in Transition 2 – 4 November 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
6 April 2018
1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
CIMAM Members are welcome to join the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.
1 January 2018
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