International Museum Day 2018

18 May 2018

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CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – joins the International Museum Day celebrations to acknowledge the importance of museums and raise awareness about the critical role that they play in society.

Today we encourage new members to join CIMAM’s international network of contemporary art museum professionals to help us shape the future of CIMAM and above all, respond to the needs of the profession.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an affiliated committee 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.

CIMAM’s aim is to foster a global network of museums and museum professionals in the field of modern and contemporary art in order to raise awareness and respond to the evolving needs of modern and contemporary museums, and to take a leadership role on issues of concern. By generating debate and encouraging co-operation between art institutions and individuals at different stages of development around the world, CIMAM plays a key role in the growth of the sector.

CIMAM is a largely volunteer driven organization and relies heavily on the generous support of individuals and organizations. The members of the Board work on a volunteer basis throughout the triennial and they oversee the everyday operations of the committee. CIMAM’s programs and activities are run by an executive team based in Barcelona, Spain.

*ICOM – International Council of Museums – is a network of more than 35,000 members and museum professionals created in 1946 who represent the global museum community.