About the Annual Conference

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The Annual Conference is CIMAM’s most important meeting throughout the year. It is attended by directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums and collections and independent professionals.

The first CIMAM Annual Conference took place in 1962 in The Hague. Since then the Committee has celebrated 55 conferences that have been held in over 30 different cities around the globe.

CIMAM’s Annual Conference has become an important meeting point for contemporary art professionals and an essential resource for the collaboration between museums, visual art professionals, artists, and other institutions concerned with modern and contemporary art.

The Annual Conference aims to anticipate and discuss questions relating to the running and development of contemporary art museums and collections worldwide. Participants also have the privilege of attending private tours and visits to the foremost art museums, art centers, alternative art spaces and commercial galleries in the host city and its surroundings.

The conference proceedings are edited and published online with the aim of making the contents – both as key contributions, and as reference material for the research and production of contemporary art knowledge – available to anyone through the CIMAM website. The video recorded conference sessions are also online at CIMAM TV.