Individual Membership Benefits

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12 benefits to join CIMAM

  1. Join the only global professional network of Modern and Contemporary Art Museums: Be part of the only global network representing the collective interests of modern and contemporary art professionals.
  2. Free Admission Program: Receive an e-card to obtain free access to more than 200 museums, collections, and biennials worldwide.
  3. Voting Rights: Exercise your right to vote on crucial decisions, including the constitution of the Board of Directors and participation in the General Assembly.
  4. Nominate for the Outstanding Museum Practices Award: Take part in CIMAM's prestigious Outstanding Museum Practices Award by submitting a nomination.
  5. Exclusive discounts: Enjoy special discounts on attendance at the CIMAM Annual Conference, specific books from Lund Humphries and Hatje Cantz, and industry programs.
  6. Global connectivity: Connect with more than 700 contemporary art professionals from around the world through CIMAM's Membership Directory. Appear in the Who's Who program and gain visibility.
  7. Take part at the Rapid Response Webinars: Free access to short, punchy webinars that address pressing concerns of the profession. Propose topics for discussion and even lead a webinar.
  8. Exclusive, up-to-date Job Opportunities: Post and explore job opportunities for curators, directors, and modern and contemporary art professionals.
  9. Conflict Situations Alerts and Assistance: Stay informed with CIMAM's Museum Watch alerts and newsletters, and share potential industry conflicts with the CIMAM Board to obtain their support.
  10. Awareness and Participation in Sustainable Museum Practices: Access and contribute to guidelines on museum best practices, such as the Toolkit on Sustainability in the Museum Practice and other research processes and reports.
  11. Make your voice heard: Send us research articles related to modern and contemporary museum practices to share with the international CIMAM community.
  12. CIMAM Connects: Conversations around Contemporary Art Museum Practices: a new series of participant-driven online sessions focusing on peer-to-peer learning. These sessions are designed to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among CIMAM Members, as well as encourage participants to discuss challenges faced by modern and contemporary art museums and share inspiring solutions.

In sum, by joining CIMAM, you will become part of the only international community of modern and contemporary art curators and museum directors providing you:

Be part of the CIMAM community and generate new contacts:

Joining the world's most recognized community of modern and contemporary art museum professionals will allow your institution to expand its international contacts and work within the framework of the best museum practices recognized by the international community. Let's embrace these values together!

Your example, your experiences, and your opinion matters to us:

We are more than 700 directors and curators working in museums, collections, and modern and contemporary art archives. Our projects and initiatives aim to generate debate to foster cooperation between art institutions and individuals in different contexts worldwide. This is the best way we can contribute to the growth of the sector. Will you join our mission?

Supported by key industry thought leaders and respected programs throughout the international community:

CIMAM Board Members develop practical and strategic programs to advocate for and address some of the most pressing challenges facing our professional community. These include the Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice Program, the Museum Watch Program, the Travel Grant Program, and the Annual Conference. As a CIMAM member, you can vote, participate in the programs, browse and post jobs, share your opinions and articles, and receive support from the international community CIMAM represents.

Always being connected:

By connecting all professionals in virtual platforms to share experiences, exchange opinions, and generate debates on the most relevant issues of interest, CIMAM can offer a range of international best examples that will serve as a frame of reference and support to lead our institutions.