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CIMAM announces the creation of a new award to acknowledge visionary practice within the museum sector.

The CIMAM Outstanding Museum Practice Award recognizes exemplary practices in the programs and activities of museums around the world. It is dedicated to promoting excellence in innovation in modern and contemporary art museums, and to encouraging exchange and sustainability within the sector.

The Award aims to give visibility to outstanding cases of success in modern and contemporary art museums and to establish an online directory of examples as references for the international community of modern and contemporary art museum professionals.

Submit your Nomination

What are the criteria for nomination?

Practices and initiatives that are exemplary in achieving the museum's mission and for innovative approaches to core activities, including conservation, education, collection, exhibitions, publications, research, public access, communication, governance and sustainability, and fundraising.

Among the criteria for review and recommendation:

  • Introduces new forms for the presentation of collections and exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and their relevance for the publics they serve, their scale and their context.

  • Innovation and sustainability in programs for social outreach, accessibility, and diversity.

  • Fulfills and innovates on current standards of museum practice with a vision for a sustainable future

  • New forms of museum practice that address changing social and cultural realities with a view to ensure relevance for museum publics of the future.

Applications that show a commitment to long-term practices are particularly welcome.

The Award is open to anyone in the museum field.

Nominations may be submitted by individuals and institutions responsible for the area of activity, or by a third party.

CIMAM membership is not required for a museum to be nominated.

An Award Committee consisting of CIMAM board members will review the nominations and identify a shortlist. CIMAM members will vote online and up to 3 applications receiving the largest number of votes will be recognized. 

The museums selected will receive the public recognition of CIMAM and its members. Information about their work will be accessible on the CIMAM website and acknowledged during the CIMAM General Assembly held every year in November.

Submit your nomination before the end of April 2020

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