Mathaf hosts CIMAM this November
This year's conference will look at Public interest, private resources? The global scale of technological, economic, social, and political transformations have a profound affect on the mission and operation of modern and contemporary art museums, built as institutional tools that share knowledge and education with the wider society.
Discussions and focused studies in the 2014 annual conference will look at the effects of these changes in the institutional environment. They'll seek to develop an argument for museums to adapt their original missions in line with these new institutional ethics, challenges, and realities.
Confirmed speakers include: Graham W.J. Beal, Director, Detroit Institute of Arts; Bernard Blistène, Director, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Kate Fowle, Chief Curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow and Director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI), New York; Salah Hassan, Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Ithaca, NY; and Mathaf Director Abdellah Karroum.
CIMAM, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, is a professional and international forum for the discussion of theoretical, ethical and practical issues concerning the collection and exhibition of modern and contemporary art. It's an International Committee of ICOM.
CIMAM members are museum professionals, directors and curators of museums or institutions qualifying as museums, and training and research institutions which are beneficial for the advancement of the modern and contemporary art museum community.
Read more on the CIMAM website.