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Sydney to host CiMAM international museums and galleries conference in November

Sydney to host CiMAM international museums and galleries conference in November
August 28, 2019

Directors and curators from around the world will meet in Sydney from 15th to 17th November for the Annual Conference of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CiMAM), hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

First held in 1962, the CiMAM Annual Conference is the leading forum for modern and contemporary art directors and curators to build networks and discuss industry practices, and has been held in over 30 cities worldwide.

Within the theme ‘The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything?’ the Conference will address the evolving relationship between core museological practices and values and the necessary responsiveness of museums to context in their drive to remain relevant, innovative and accessible.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor was elected President of the Board of the international committee in 2016, the first time an Australian has been elected to this prestigious role.

Backing the Conference, the Federal Government and the Australia Council for the Arts will each contribute $25,000 to showcase Australia’s world-class artists, art practices and cultural venues to the Conference delegates.

Commenting on this backing Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher today advised that the conference will enhance international cultural exchange through a carefully designed program that connects contemporary Australian art with the world.

Minister Fletcher stated “creative and cultural activity contributes around $112 billion to Australia’s economy each year and our art museum sector is world class.

“Earlier this year the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia was recognised as the most visited contemporary art museum in the world, attracting more than one million visitors annually, so it is fitting they will host this important forum.

“Conference delegates will have the chance to extend their experience of Australia with a post-conference tour to cultural venues in Brisbane and Stradbroke Island, concluding with guided tours of Country by Aboriginal custodians.”

The Post-Conference Tour will be to Brisbane and will include guided tours by Aboriginal custodians on country on 18th and 19th November 2019.

CIMAM is an international forum of professional character for the discussion of theoretical, ethical and practical issues concerning the collection and exhibition of modern and contemporary art. It has 510 Members from 74 different countries. Members are museum professionals and include the directors and curators of museums or institutions qualifying as Museums, as well as training and research institutions which are beneficial for the advancement of the modern and contemporary art museum community.

CIMAM’s major objective is to develop cooperation and knowledge by identifying and responding to the needs and issues faced by modern and contemporary art institutions and the profession.

Click here for event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Images: The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (top) and Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor (below, courtesy of Harold David.

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