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15 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

Australia | CIMAM 2019 Annual Conference

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CIMAM is pleased to open registration to its 2019 Annual Conference hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (MCA) on 15–17 November. The conference title is The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything? 

Register to join over 200 directors, curators and art professionals of modern and contemporary art museums from around the world to discuss issues of common concern, network with colleagues and learn about the site and local artists of the hosting city.

→ Registration Form – limited early bird tickets until 20 May!
→ Conference Program
→ Invited Speakers
→ Accommodation
→ Entry visas to Australia

This year’s conference titled The 21st Century Art Museum: Is Context Everything? 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.

The presentations and discussions will be framed by the context of Sydney, acknowledging conflicting histories of cultural ownership, indigeneity, and place – topics that define the cultural landscape of Australia. Looking out from the east coast of Australia to the Asia Pacific region and beyond, the conference will reflect upon questions and topics that are urgent to museums across the globe.

Keynote speakers include on Day 1 Bruce Pascoe, Aboriginal writer and anthropologist discussing Challenging the Narrative: Indigenous Perspectives; on Day 2 Franklin Sirmans, Director Perez Art Museum Miami looking at the Future of Collections and on Day 3 Sally Tallant, Director Queens Museum, New York examining how institutions can go Beyond the Walls.

See website for details of post-conference tour

Image: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, photograph: Pieter Naessens