Mendrisiotto, the southernmost territory of Switzerland, on the border with Lombardy, presents a great variety of valuable architectural and artistic works, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Here were born, among others, artists such as Pier Francesco Mola, Vincenzo Vela and architects Carlo Fontana and Mario Botta. This artistic and cultural wealth is reflected in that of the art museums in the Mendrisio district - one federal (Museo Vincenzo Vela in Ligornetto), one cantonal (Pinacoteca Giovanni Züst in Rancate), two citizens (m.a.x. museo in Chiasso and Museo d'arte Mendrisio) and one university (Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio) - each of which is located in a building of particular interest. Such a high density of art museums with extensive cultural offerings in a geographically limited region is a unique case not only in Ticino but also beyond its borders.
These five institutions have decided to join together in a network, in order to promote collaborations and synergies with each other through coordinated actions and to enhance their complementarity and common geographical belonging.
The network of Musei d'Arte del Mendrisiotto (MAM) aims to strengthen the visibility, promote knowledge and enhance the presence of these institutions, highlighting the diversity, richness and complementarity of their collections (which include painting, photography, sculpture, graphics, architecture) and their temporary exhibitions, both at regional and national level and internationally. The organisation of joint events and activities (International Museum Day, educational and cultural activities, exhibitions, meetings and conferences) is one of the main missions of the network, which is also committed to facilitating access to museums, encouraging the public to move around the whole territory.
MAM card (from September)
The five partner museums of the Mendrisiotto Art Museums network are pleased to offer their visitors the MAM Card.
By purchasing the entrance ticket to one of the five museums, visitors will receive the MAM Card with a discount of 2.- CHF/ 2 Euro for admission to the other museums or for the purchase of products available in the various bookshops.
The MAM Card is valid for 12 months.
In this way the MAM network wishes to facilitate access to museums and encourage the public to move between institutions throughout the territory.
- MUSEUMS Art museums , History museums , Theme museums