We are glad to welcome Rahel Joseph to CIMAM!

16 May 2023

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I believe that by joining CIMAM, I will have the opportunity to increase my knowledge base and stay abreast of new standards and developments in museum practice, from collection management and education programming to curatorial research and exhibition design. I am also open to learning from other museum professionals regarding ethical issues and conflicts that can arise in a museum workplace. Taking part in CIMAM not only helps me in my own professional development but also benefits the community I work for.

Rahel Joseph, Gallery Director, ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As Gallery Director of ILHAM, Rahel Joseph is responsible for the curatorial and public programming of the Gallery. She has held this position since the Gallery's inception in 2015, and over the last eight years has built the gallery to be a leading public art institution in Malaysia. She has co curated various exhibitions including Love Me in My Batik, Modern Batik Art from Malaysia and Beyond (2016), Gerak, Rupa, Ubur, Penyataan, 1957-1971 (2017), Chia Yu Chian, Prívate Uves (2019), Kok Yew Puah - Portrait of a Malaysian Artist (2020), ILHAM Art Show (2022) and also co-facilitated ILHAM Contemporary Forum Malaysia 2009-2017 (2017), for ILHAM Gallery. She has written extensively for both print and media. She was a columnist for both the New Straits Times and The Nutgraph where she wrote about art and culture. She is co­editor of Narratives in Malaysian Art Volume 3: Infrastructures (ed. Rogue Art). She is the author of several publications including Beginnings (ed. Rhina Press), Malaysian Art Book for Children (ed.Khazanah Nasional Berhad), and Awesome Art from Malaysia (ed. National Gallery of Singapore).


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.

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Thank you Rahel Joseph, for becoming a member of CIMAM!