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#6 Rapid Response Webinar

Join CIMAM's interactive webinar where attendees are encouraged to participate and leave their video cameras on. The session will include the participation of the following panelists:

  • Ferran Barenblit, Director, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona.

  • Ivet Curlin/WHW Collective, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.

  • 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?


Thursday 29 October at 4:30 pm CEST 

Click here to register

Other News and Resources

CIMAM's 2020 General Assembly

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.

Call for ICOM Solidarity Projects 2021


ICOM calls for project proposals related to the challenges raised by the current pandemic and museums’ resilience, exploring promising new models for museum practice. As an Affiliated Organization, you can apply through CIMAM.

Join today the online conversation about the new book "Curating Under Pressure: International Perspectives".

Thanks to the collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship, CIMAM members can access the introduction and two chapters of the book.

Outstanding Museum Practices in a Time of Global Crisis

In making this call CIMAM highlights the urgency and benefit of sharing best practices generating exchange and debate on the role of museums in our rapidly evolving present. Submit yours here.

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