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We are pleased to invite you to CIMAM's upcoming Rapid Response Webinar Affirming the Social Value of Museums on Thursday 29 April, 8:00 AM EDT Eastern Daylight Time.

For years, museums have talked about their indispensability to society. Yet during the pandemic, most were closed for extended periods of time. Why is it that museums were not considered essential enough to keep open during the pandemic? And now that Covid-19 may be drawing to a close, how can museums make a stronger case for their indispensability? What are the best arguments for keeping museums open and operational?

On the heels of CIMAM’s recent survey titled Why should museums remain open and operational? and Szántó’s latest book, The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues, New York-based author and cultural strategy adviser András Szántó moderates a discussion between four prominent members of CIMAM, all of whom are featured in the book.

Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom.

Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China.

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Other News and Resources

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its diversity”, said the UN cultural agency chief on Tuesday.

"Museums have a unique position to release sustainability issues, drive genuine empathy and understanding" Listen to Caitlin Southwick, Director of Ki Culture, Secretary of ICOM Sustainability Group, and Founder of Sustainability in Conservation, at CIMAM's recorded workshop on Environmental Change in Museum Practice.

Have you ever curated difficult topics that put yourself and the institution in a complex situation? Submit your case for CIMAM’s upcoming workshop about Curating Racially Sensitive Content and learn practical tools for curating complex contents. Submit by 20 April. Join us on 13 May for the workshop, registrations will open soon.

New job opportunities selection
CIMAM offers its members a platform for posting and browsing job positions and career development opportunities for curators, directors, and museum professionals of contemporary art. Open calls are available to the CIMAM international community at no cost.

Want to host a CIMAM Annual Conference? 
Hosting CIMAM's Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to present your institution to prominent opinion leaders, introduce the artistic environment where it coexists, and the city that contextualizes it. The last day to apply is 30 June 2021.

A warm welcome to Azad Asifovich to CIMAM!
"One of my central interests as a CIMAM member will be the question of gender and ethnic quote in public collections". CIMAM is the only global network of modern and contemporary art museum experts in the field. Join today CIMAM's professional community!

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