A warm welcome to Emma Nicolson to CIMAM!

15 December 2023

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“I am deeply committed to the field of modern art and museums. I have dedicated my career to understanding, preserving, and promoting modern and contemporary art, and I believe that CIMAM, as a global network of museum professionals, is an ideal platform for advancing this commitment. I am eager to engage with like-minded professionals who share my passion for the arts and contribute to the discourse surrounding modern and contemporary art.”

“CIMAM offers a wealth of resources, from conferences and symposia to publications and research initiatives. I am excited about the prospect of attending CIMAM events, where I can gain insights into the latest trends and best practices in the field. These experiences will undoubtedly contribute to my professional development and enable me to make a more meaningful impact in my role.”

“CIMAM is renowned for hosting thought-provoking discussions and debates on pressing issues in the world of contemporary art and museum management. By joining CIMAM, I aim to actively participate in these conversations and contribute my own insights. Engaging with thought leaders in the field will broaden my horizons, challenge my perspectives, and ultimately enhance my contributions to the institutions I work with.”

“One of the key reasons I wish to become a CIMAM member is to be part of an organization that advocates for the arts and cultural institutions worldwide. I am passionate about supporting and protecting the invaluable cultural heritage that museums and art collections represent. Being a CIMAM member will provide me with a platform to actively engage in these advocacy efforts.”

Emma Nicolson, Heads of Arts, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Dunbar, United Kingdom

Emma is an innovative cultural leader and strategist with a proven track record, spearheading the development of a new arts strategy at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), where she creates exhibitions and interpretative opportunities blending art, nature, science, and the environment, including the launch of Climate House in 2020 and the formation of the General Ecology Network in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, following a successful tenure as the founding director of ATLAS Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and National Galleries of Scotland.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

Join today, and take part in our network with over 700 contemporary art museum professionals from 84 countries.

Thank you, Emma Nicolson, for becoming a member of CIMAM!