Suhanya Raffel, Director of M+, has been appointed as the President of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) for 2023–2025. Raffel has led the M+, a visual art museum in Hong Kong, since 2019. She is also a founding Committee Member of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka (MMCA Sri Lanka).
Acknowledging her appointment, Raffel noted that “To serve as the next President of CIMAM is an honour, and I am excited to work together with my fellow board members to contribute to our modern and contemporary art museum community as we face a complex and challenging world.”
She added, “The past three years have seen much tumult and division, with the global Covid-19 pandemic adding a further degree of separation within our societies. In this context, the roles our museums play in bringing people together, with the work of artists providing necessary insight, vision, and perspective has become ever more urgent.”