Thank you for attending CIMAM presentations in ICOM Prague 2022

24 August 2022












Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art: Developing Strategies for Change and Empowerment

Monday 22 August 2022
14:00 - 15:30 hrs. CEST in Prague, Czech Republic.


CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) presents the relevance and impact of museums of modern and contemporary art when they are understood, and managed, as agents of change for the development of societies worldwide. Following an introduction by CIMAM’s President, Mami Kataoka, on the Board’s initiatives undertaken to respond to the concerns and challenges faced by the professional community of CIMAM of almost 700 museum professionals from 86 countries, this session will present a diversity of 20 case studies organized around core values endorsed by CIMAM. The aim is to showcase the vitality and capacity of fast transformation of museums of modern and contemporary art of all scales that act in the most diverse contexts all around the world. It will do so through a wide range of inspiring projects by museums that actively engage working with communities of living artists, and enact concrete change in the realms of education, social integration, health, and economic development, while they endorse crucial values such as freedom, solidarity, equality, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability. By offering examples of actions developed by today´s museums of modern and contemporary art, this panel discussion will give an overview of the dynamism and potential of this crucial Affiliated Organization of ICOM whose main vision is a world where the role of artists and 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.


  • Mami Kataoka, President of CIMAM, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
  • Victoria Noorthoorn, Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.
  • Ernestine Mifetu-White, Curator of African Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York (online).
  • Malgorzata Ludwisiak, Chief Curator, Department of Modern Art, National Museum in Gdansk, Gdansk (online).


Tuesday 23 August 2022
14:30 - 16:00 hrs. CEST in Prague, Czech Republic


How founders and owners support your museums plays a vital part in running your institution in general. This session deals with governance and management issues. INTERCOM is committed to introduction of an appropriate governance code and explores good governance practices through research and exchange with museums. Therefore, our session will focus on discussion and exchange. In the time of pandemics, we had enough webinars and presentations – we learnt a lot and now is the time to share. Take part in the session and do not miss the opportunity to share your vision of good governance. Networking and participation are among the core values of professional excellence which ICOM promotes so be encouraged to come and discuss the theme with us.

The session is organized with following partners: INTERCOM, CIMAM, ICOM POLAND and ICOM SEE.

14:30 hrs. Introduction by Goranka Horjan and Bart de Baere

14:35 hrs. Presentation of the project report “MUSEUM WATCH GOVERNANCE MANAGEMENT PROJECT” by Ian King and Annick Schramme (online)

14:50 hrs. Governance panel moderated by Piotr Rypson and Alenka Černelić Krošelj

Panelists: Jean-Paul KOUDOUGOU (Burkina Faso); Shirin Melikova (Azerbaijan) Martha Ikabongo (Kenya) and Malgorzata Ludwisiak (Poland) (online) – reflect on governance challenges presented in the publication and questions asked by moderators

15:30 hrs. Presentations – moderated by Reena Dewan

15:30 hrs. Naďa Machková Prajzová, Antonín Šimčík, Leszek Jodliński: SMART Museum - A Vision of Good Management and Good Governance, Czech Republic, Founder of MUSE Impact, consultant, MUSE Impact

15:40 hrs. Shin-Chieh TZENG and Feng-Ying KEN: Good Museum Governance? - Comparative Research into Independent Administrative Institutions in Several Countries, Taiwan, Associate Professor, the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology, Tainan National University of the Arts

15:50 hrs.Tugba Tarim: Museums and Regulations: The Romantic Point of View in Museology, Turkey, Museum Researcher, Istanbul University



Bart De Baere is the director of M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, and board member of the Museum Watch Committee of CIMAM.

With a background in archeology and art history De Baere’s experience is broad. He served as a chairman of the Flemish Council for Culture, which advises the government on cultural policy, and he was advisor for cultural heritage and contemporary art to the Flemish Minister of Culture. From 1986 to 2001, he was curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent (now S.M.A.K.). He organised and curated events for several venues abroad including Documenta IX in Kassel where he was member of the curatorial team.

Bart De Baere’s writing, theoretical texts and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications, including Eurasia and Transnational Thinking, in Jimmie Durham: Festschrift (edited by Maria Thereza Alves), Nero, 2020, pp. 80-87.

GORANKA HORJAN, the chair of INTERCOM, has over 33 years of working experience in museums. Currently she is the director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, Croatia. She is an art historian and museologist with a PhD in information and communication sciences. Her focus is on museum development, infrastructural improvement and investments. She led several museum investment projects in Croatia including those funded by European Union. She supports international networking and is member of ICOM, ICOMOS, NEMO, Europa Nostra and Interpret Europe.

Jean-Paul KOUDOUGOU is a Cultural Heritage Manager who has a long career in the management of Museums in Burkina Faso. He holds a master's degree in political and social history (University of Ouagadougou) and a Diploma of Advanced Professional Studies in Cultural Heritage Management obtained at Senghor University of Alexandria (EGYPT). He held the following positions:

  • Curator of the Ouagadougou Music Museum;
  • Director of the promotion of museums in Burkina Faso,
  • General Director of Cultural Heritage;
  • General Director of the National Museum of Burkina Faso;
  • General Secretary of the Ministry in charge of Culture and Tourism.

He was President of ICOM-Burkina and member of advisory councils of organizations in charge of museums (ICOM, UNESCO, ISESCO) and participated in numerous high-level meetings on museums in Europe, China (Shenzhen), in Africa and North America.

Martha Ikabongo is the ICOM Zambia Secretary and she currently works as an administrative officer in Copperbelt Museum, in city Ndola in Zambia. She is in charge of human resources and administrative support services in order to facilitate smooth operations of the museum. She does staff assessment in order to identify skills gaps and recommend training. She has MA in Heritage and Interpretation, Degree in Adult Education and Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development.

Malgorzata Ludwisiak, Ph.D. Chief Curator of Modern Art Department in National Museum in Gdansk, Poland. Art critic, manager and academic teacher. She is a member of CIMAM board (Scientific Committee and Museum Watch Committee). She was a director of Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2014-2019), a vice-director of the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (2008-2014), director of the International Łódź Biennale (2006) and initiator and director of Łódź Design Festival (2007). She curated a.o. El Hadji Sy. At First I Thought I Was Dancing (2016, CCA in Warsaw) and Correspondences. Modern Art and Universalism (with Jaroslaw Lubiak; 2012-13, Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz). As a researcher and writer she focuses on the social role of contemporary art and its institutions.

Reena Dewan. She has organized various programs with ICOM INTERCOM in India addressing challenges related to museum management. She hosted INTERCOM annual meeting in India in 2018 and was the President of ICOM India until 2022. She is the director of Kolkata Centre for Creativity where she implements high quality programmes with a multi-dimensional perspective. Her leadership skills and conceptual understanding of her professional engagement go along with her passion and dedication for museum work.

Naďa Machková Prajzová specialises in cultural and creative industries. She is Managing Director at MUSE Impact s.r.o. and is active as a consultant. She facilitates and takes part in international projects of Museum+ and of the National Museum of Agriculture. She served as a lead expert or the national strategy for the cultural and creative sector developed by the Ministry of Culture. From 2011 to 2017 she managed the Museum of East Bohemia in Hradec Králové. She studied history and German philology, holds a Ph.D. in modern economic history. She is a member of INTERCOM.

Dr. Tzeng Shin-Chieh is Head of the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology, Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan since 2019. He obtains his Ph. D. in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 2009. Since then, he has been a faculty member of the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology. Prior to his doctoral studies, he had significant experiences in several museums in Taipei, including the Museum of World Religions, the Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology and the TTT Puppet Theatre Museum. Dr. Tzeng’s research interests focus on museology, museum management, museum marketing and visitor studies. His publications appear in serval journals including Museology Quarterly and Technology Museum Reviews. He also presented papers at a number of international conferences in Montreal, Valencia, Vienna, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Milan, London, Beijing, Tallinn and Venice. He is teaches postgraduate course on ‘Museum Marketing’, ‘Museum Organisation and Management’, ‘Exhibition Evaluation’ and ‘Museums and Cultural Tourism’.

Tugba Tarim is licensed and well-educated "Landscape Architect" adept at thinking outside the box. / Ankara University – Turkey. Innovative "Interior Architect" with extensive knowledge of art & architecture. / Master’s Degree - Sinan Fine Arts University – Turkey. MA Interior Design at The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti / Milan – Italy. Lived & researched in Venice, Italy for "La Biennale di Venezia" in 2013 & 2014.. Master’s Degree for Museum Management at Istanbul University / Istanbul. Experienced "Art Consultant" and academic / lecturer with over 10 years of experience in art industry.