Annie Fletcher, Director of IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Malgorzata Ludwisiak, CIMAM Board Member, Ph.D. Independent Art Critic and Curator, Warsaw.
Moderated by Sarah Glennie, CIMAM Board Member and Director, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
How Should Museums be Defining 'Success’ in a Time of COVID?
As we are now more than half a year into living with the global pandemic CIMAM would like to invite its members into an open peer to peer reflection on what we have collectively learned in the Museum sector, what the future looks like, and the nature of contemporary art museums that will emerge out of this.
Recent surveys by museum associations in Europe and the United States show that the future viability of many museums is under threat as a result of the pandemic and economic crisis. Museums have reported fundamental changes in their audiences, programmes, and income sources which will require radical new solutions. Should museums “adopt” to a new reality by simply downsizing to a smaller scale and less ambitious programming or should they develop new models and metrics for ‘success’ that are appropriate to our current context? Which of the institutional practices that have been already tested during last months might stay with us beyond the current pandemic and what potentials can be found for new forms of engagement with audience and artists?
Save the date: Friday 6 November at 21:00 hrs. JST / 13:00 hrs CET. As a member of CIMAM, you are encouraged to attend this important session. Your presence and contribution will be greatly valued. Register here to attend.
StayHome Curatorial Online Residency
Call for contemporary art museum professionals and curators residing in Norway: CIMAM offers three grants generously funded by OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, to support individuals' curatorial and research. The deadline is 26.10.2020.