About the Forum
Welcome to our brand new forum. This is the where CIMAM members can discuss articles by writing their contributions and comments to the website. All members are invited to propose new articles or discussion topics.
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Do museums matter?
By Elizabeth Ann Macgregor. Museums must engage with their diverse communities in all kinds of ways, providing inspiration as well as provocation. In this fractured world where optimism is often difficult to find, museums surely have an even more important role to play in bringing people together, encouraging diverse viewpoints, making space for visitors to engage in learning, giving audiences the opportunity to imagine a better future for everyone. Museums do matter.
Not all museums can be global
Interview with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor by Ana Folguera for exit-express.com, section VOCES, 1 November 2019
Context is key as museums seek new meaning
Article by Elizabeth Ann Macgregor. The biggest question facing museum professionals, and one that will be discussed at the International Council of Museums conference in Kyoto next week, is the definition of a museum in a world that has changed radically since museums were established in the 19th century.
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.
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.
How to be globally relevant and locally significant?
There is nothing new about the global condition of the art world. Yet, this reality continues to be one of the main challenges for museums today.
Building a supportive tool for museum professionals
CIMAM's Museum Watch was initiated in 2012 with a series of news publications regarding the different critical situations of Museums and Collections around the world, also in regions affected by world economical and political crises.
How to ensure the independence of art institutions?
With the proliferation of ‘not for profit’ private museums and the increasing dependency of ‘public sector’ museums on private finance, modern and contemporary art museums are under increasing pressure to service the agendas of the individuals and organisations that fund them rather than the public they were founded to serve.
Could one code of ethics be relevant to all art institutions within CIMAM?
There is a wide diversity in funding and governance structures among museums of modern and contemporary art today.
How can the art world live up to the new demands of rapid technological change?
The full impact of the digital revolution is hard to grasp, as are its social and cultural effects. What is evident is that the consequences of an interconnected world now influence most aspects of our private and public spheres.