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Reading: Stockholm's Conference Publication

Jörg Heiser, keynote speaker, CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference, Stockholm

We are pleased to announce the release of the digital 2018 annual conference proceedings. CIMAM’s 50th conference titled The Museum in Transition was held in Stockholm, Sweden, 2–4 November 2018.


Read CIMAM's 2018 conference proceedings
Access to previous digital publications
Watch the videos at CIMAM TV

The titles below provide a quick overview of the articles available within the proceedings.

Global Realities – Challenges for Modern and Contemporary Museums


An Open Museum in a Larger World (Daniel Birnbaum and
Ann-Sofi Noring), The Proud South Mouth: Local Museums. Rewrite World Art History (Victoria Noorthoorn), Decolonising Museologies (Katya García-Antón), Confidence in Ignorance – the Museum and the Paradox of Inquiry (Loulou Cherinet).

The Future Intelligence of Museums

Big Data (Michelle Kuo), Mud Muses. Extending a concentric idol (Lars Bang Larsen), The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia (Ho Tzu Nyen), For a Cosmotechnical Futurism (Yuk Hui).

Ethics of Museums in an Age of Mixed Economy

The Curator as Scapegoat (Jörg Heiser), Apparatuses of Subversion (Ahmet Öğüt), Museum Ethics – Tate as Case Study (Ann Gallagher), How Corporate Funded Museums Could Contribute and Engage with the Larger Public (Mami Kataoka).

CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference
Sydney, 15–17 November

CIMAM announces the last days to enjoy the Early Bird Registration to its 2019 Annual Conference hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 15–17 November.

Registration Formlimited early bird tickets until 20 May!
Tour Program
Join the Tour
Entry visas to Australia

Register to join over 200 directors, curators and art professionals of modern and contemporary art museums from around the world to discuss issues of common concern, network with colleagues and learn about the site and local artists of the hosting city.

This year’s conference titled The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything? will address the evolving relationship between core museological practices and values and the necessary responsiveness of museums to context in their drive to remain relevant, innovative and accessible.

The two-day optional program Meeanjin & Minjerribah (Brisbane & North Stradbroke Island), 18–19 November includes visits to: Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) – one of the leading institutions for Australian and Asian-Pacific contemporary art, Milani Gallery and Artist Studios – one of the best galleries in Brisbane with a newly refurbished space, and Institute of Modern Art – the oldest contemporary art space in Australia.

International Museum Day
18 May 2019

CIMAM joins the International Museum Day celebrations to acknowledge the importance of museums and raise awareness about the critical role that they play in society.

→ ICOM's International Museum Day site
→ ICOM's Interactive map of events

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