conference, symposium

Zagreb part of CIMAM annual conference

place: Lju,bljana (Slovenia), Zagreb (Croatia)
The Zagreb part of an annual conference of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday morning as part of this year's conference which is took place on November 14 to 17 in Ljubljana, Sarajevo and Zagreb.

CIMAM –International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art– is a relevant international forum of professional character for the discussion of philosophical, ethical and practical issues concerning the collection and exhibition of twentieth and twenty-first century art.

Composed essentially of the directors and curators of modern and contemporary art institutions, CIMAM achieves its major objectives:
·    the exchange of scientific information and cooperation between museums and between professional visual arts workers, at an international level;
·    the advance of knowledge and understanding of the nature, functions and roles of contemporary art institutions as instruments of social and cultural growth;
·    the development of professional standards; and
·    the identification and effective response to the future needs and issues faced by institutions and the profession.

Created in 1946, International Council of Museums (ICOM) is a non-governmental organisation of museums and professional museum workers established to advance the interests of museology and other disciplines concerned with museum management and operations. It maintains formal relations with UNESCO and has a consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council.

(Source: HINA / CIMAM)

(D.H., 17.11.2011)