CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization 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.
Find out how to join CIMAM! Over 600 contemporary art museum directors, curators and professionals working within the contemporary art museum sector are members of this international community.
Here you will find our latest news about programs, open calls, job positions, museum watch actions and more.
Best Practices and Covid-19
Museum directors, curators and others responsible for museum governance and programming are urged to review carefully and be guided by the code of ethics, museum professional principles and best practices for managing controversy guide.
Rapid Response Webinars
Rapid Response Webinars are held every last Thursday of the month moderated by board members at different time zones and guests. They aim to provide short capsules on urgent concerns for the profession throughout the year.
Find out how to join CIMAM! As a largely volunteer driven organization, CIMAM relies heavily on the generous support of individuals and organizations. The support we receive from our contributors is essential to the functioning and success of this organization.
Free Admission Program
CIMAM’s membership card allows free admission to over 200 modern and contemporary art institutions and biennials worldwide. Biennials allow free access to CIMAM Members throughout the biennial, opening and preview days.
The CIMAM conference proceedings in PDF since 2005. After each CIMAM Annual Conference, the proceedings are edited and published online with the aim to make the contents available to anyone through the CIMAM website.
Since 2012, the conference sessions are video recorded and published at CIMAM TV, our Vimeo channel where everyone interested can watch the presentations for free.