A warm welcome to Salma Tuqan to CIMAM!

14 July 2023

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"I have followed CIMAM’s work closely over the years, admiring its commitment to strengthening the sector through meaningful dialogue across geographies, advocacy of ethics, transparency and change.

Much of my career working in and with institutions of different scales has been centred around creating support structures and building relationships of reciprocity across geographies and industries.

I am excited to be part of this expanding network of allyship and solidarity, and welcome the opportunity for shared learning, building towards a more collective and generous sector."

Salma Tuqan, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, UK.

Salma Tuqan is a contemporary art and design curator and cultural strategist. She is Director of Nottingham Contemporary, a leading centre of contemporary art in Europe. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director of Delfina Foundation, an interdisciplinary non profit dedicated to facilitating artistic exchange and developing creative practice through residencies, exhibitions and public programming. From 2011 – 2019 she worked as the Contemporary Middle East Curator of art and design at the V&A.

She works closely with cultural organisations on strategy and is a committee member of the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research at the British Museum (London), Arab Image Foundation (Beirut), The Khatt Foundation (Amsterdam), Art on the Underground (London) and Rivers Institute (New Orleans), Strategic Advisor to NuMu (Guatemala City) and former trustee of the Crossway Foundation (London) and The Palestinian Museum (Birzeit).


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 Salma Tuqan for becoming a member of CIMAM!