CIMAM's new membership fees
"At the Board of CIMAM, we are very happy to be able to communicate our new membership fees for the period 2023 onwards. This has been an ongoing conversation in the Board, with the hope of being a more equitable organization that will truly represent in a global way as many possible countries and regions of the world.
The new system of membership fees is a system that allows curators and museum professionals who earn salaries that are at times 10% in value of those of other countries, to be able to access the possibility to become members of CIMAM.
So I urge everybody to embrace this possibility in the hopes that CIMAM becomes every day a more equitable organization".
Victoria Noorthoorn, CIMAM Board Member and Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"As a Board Member and long-time member of CIMAM, I'm very much in favor of a new system for our membership fees, which we are now proposing to you.
To pay more in rich regions such as mine and less in other parts of the world corresponds to the economic realities in different countries.
As I see it, together with the Board, this is a matter of equity. The adjusted fee system will be just and fair, and true to the standards of CIMAM.
Our proposal goes along the line with ICOMs as well, intending to make their fees accessible to members worldwide.
This way, the fees will no longer be a major obstacle to taking part in CIMAM, which stands for accessibility, inclusiveness, and diversity."
Ann-Sofi Noring explains the value of CIMAM's new membership fees for the upcoming membership term 2023-25 onward. She is a CIMAM Board Member, Vice-Chancellor / Chairman Museum Advisor, and former Vice Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
New CIMAM membership fees aligned with the ICOM scheme
During the CIMAM 2021 General Assembly held in November in Gdansk, Poland, the Board announced the plan to update the membership fees scheme to start implementing them in the next three-year membership term: 2023-25.
This initiative responds to CIMAM's purpose of being more equitable and inclusive with fees adjusted to the different geoeconomic realities of professionals worldwide.
The update in CIMAM’s membership rates will consist in aligning with ICOM and using the same criteria of membership fees by countries, according to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita by Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), guaranteeing equal access to CIMAM for all professionals around the world.
The new scheme proposes two membership types with a more diversified range of rate groups:
- To Individual Members, CIMAM will offer 4 different fees to individuals according to the GDP PPP of their country.
- To Institutional Members, CIMAM will offer 6 different fees according to the GDP PPP of their country and the operating budget of the museum/institution.
The new fees will be implemented during the upcoming membership three-year period (2023-25) and will be charged to CIMAM members by direct debit in December 2022.
CIMAM members pay the fees for the three years in one settlement. If joining or renewing in 2024, members will pay for two years. And in 2025, members will pay for one year.
The CIMAM Board encourages any questions and/or suggestions from CIMAM members about the new fees until 30 September 2022. The new fees will be presented for approval of the membership at the CIMAM’s 2022 General Assembly on Sunday 13 November.
The table below shows the new annual* membership fees:
*Access the four groups of countries according to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita by Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
The table below shows the current annual* membership fees:
*Residents in countries listed as Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Report, get 40% off the regular membership fee.