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The Museum and Its Responsibilities
Global environment surrounding museums of modern and contemporary art has been continuously complex and diverse. The CIMAM Annual Conference is one of the most important gathering occasions for museum professionals to exchange ideas and discuss crucial issues to question its roles today.

Following intensive debates from previous conferences, CIMAM Annual Conference 2016 would like to address The Museum and Its Responsibilities, a fundamental and ontological question for CIMAM, from different perspectives around the world.

Full conference abstract

Conference Speakers
Keynote speakers include Marina Garcés, Philosopher and Professor, University of Zaragoza, Barcelona/Zaragoza, Spain; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art – GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy and Mari Carmen Ramirez, PhD, The Wortham Curator of Latin American Art & Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States of America.
Perspective speakers include Dave Beech, Professor of Art, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden; Sylvie Blocher, Visual Artist, France; Kuan-Hsing Chen, Executive Director of Inter-Asia School (NPO), Professor of the Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies (Chiao Tung U, Taiwan), Co-Director of the Bandung Institute for Africa-America-Asia-Caribben (China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou), Professor of the School of Marxist Studies (Nanjing U), Cultural Studies Dept (Shanghai U), College of Humanities (Yonsei U, Seoul), the Makerere Institute for Social Research (Makerere U, Uganda), Diplomat Institute (U of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia); Editor, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movement and Renjian Thought Review (Taipei); Michael Dagostino, Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Australia; C─âlin Dan, General Director, National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania; Ticio Escobar, Director, Centro de Artes Visuales/Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay; Alistair Hudson and Miguel Amado, Director and Senior Curator, mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom; Marysia Lewandowska, Artist, London, United Kingdom; Yuliya Sorokina, Curator, Asia Art+ PF, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Conference program

The Annual Conference is generously supported by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council, AC/E (Spain's Public Agency for Cultural Action), AECID (the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation), the Institut Ramón Llull (Promoting Catalan Culture Abroad), the CCCB: Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Around Art and the University of Barcelona.

Post-conference tour
San Sebastián, Bilbao and Santander
21–22 November 2016

Concentración de tamborradas, opening ceremony of San Sebastian 2016: European Capital of Culture, January 2016, San Sebastián, Spain

A tour for a maximum of 60 people has been organized for conference delegates wishing to extend their visit in the country.

Visits include the Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, the San Telmo Museoa and the Chillida-Leku Museum in San Sebastian; the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, the AZKUNA Zentroa and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Fundación Botín in Santander. 

The post-conference tour is generously supported by San Sebastian 2016: European Capital of Culture, AZKUNA Zentroa, the Fundación Botín and Santander City Council.

The post-conference tour has an additional registration price. If you wish to register please select the corresponding option in the general conference registration form.
Tour program

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