New CIMAM membership fees aligned with ICOM's scheme

CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference hosted by the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz and the NOMUS New Art Museum/Branch of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.

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.


*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.