We are pleased to welcome Fleur Watson to CIMAM!

20 October 2023

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"Joining CIMAM as a Member provides an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to this leading international membership organisation at a transformational time for the visual arts and creative practices across the world.

A membership to CIMAM additionally offers an ability to engage more deeply with my community of practice across the world to discuss and explore how curatorial and creative experimentation across physical and virtual space has the potential to create ‘radically welcoming spaces’, increase diversity, social equity and embrace First People’s knowledges."

Fleur Watson, Associate Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Fleur Watson PhD is a curator, creative producer and author. Her academic and cultural leadership extends across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines including architecture, design, visual art, and expanded spatial practices.

Fleur is an Associate Professor, School of Architecture & Design at RMIT University and founder of independent curatorial practice Something Together. She is an experienced researcher within an ‘integrated scholarship’ framework with a focus on curating contemporary art and design within a cross–disciplinary context. She has co-created and led curatorial projects, design studios and industry workshops with a diverse range of institutions including RMIT University, Melbourne and, internationally, at Innsbruck University, Austria; Design Museum, London, and the Venice International Architecture Biennale.

In 2021, the UK-based publisher Routledge released Fleur’s authored book The New Curator : Exhibiting Architecture & Design which is also due for release in the Korean language in early 2024. This publication builds on Fleur’s practice-based PhD titled 'The Agency of Encounter' completed in 2016 at RMIT University.

Fleur is a Board member for the not-for-profit organisation Open House Melbourne and was formerly OHM's Executive Director and Chief Curator from 2020–2022. From 2013–2020, Fleur was Curator at RMIT Design Hub Gallery – a purpose-designed project space dedicated to cross-disciplinary exhibitions. Fleur managed the creative direction, curation and program from the Design Hub’s official opening to the public and co-curated a diverse range of influential exhibitions and research-led projects.

In 2018, Fleur was appointed as the founding Executive Curator for the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries and co-curated the inaugural exhibition ENTER including sixteen new creative commissions by some of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists including Callum Morton, Patricia Piccinini, Book Andrew, Shaun Gladwell, Ian Strange, Kate Mitchell, Kenzee Patterson, Min Wong, Ry David Bradley and Esther Stewart.


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 Fleur Watson for becoming a member of CIMAM!

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