Network MAM and Swiss Museums Association

Museo d’arte di Mendrisio
m.a.x Museo, Chiasso
Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Züst, Rancate
Museo Vincenzo Vela, Ligornetto

In 2020 the Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio, together with the Vincenzo Vela Museum in Ligornetto, the Pinacoteca Giovanni Züst in Rancate, the m.a.x. museum in Chiasso and the Museo d’arte Mendrisio, have activated the Network Musei d’Arte del Mendrisiotto (MAM) with the aim of strengthening visibility, promoting knowledge and enhancing the presence of the institutions themselves, underlining the diversity, richness and complementarity of their cultural offerings (painting, sculpture, architecture, design, graphics and photography) both at regional and national level and internationally.

In order to encourage the public to move around the territory and visit the museums of Mendrisiotto, on the occasion of the promotion of the network and starting from September 2020, the five partners offer their visitors the MAM Card: by purchasing the entrance ticket to one of the five museums, visitors will receive a free card with which they can then always benefit, in the other museums of the network, from a reduction of 2.- CHF for entry or for the purchase of products in the various bookshops (starting from an expense of 5.- CHF).

Since 2022, the Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio has also been an institutional member of the Swiss Museums Association.
With nearly 800 institutions, the Swiss Museums Association represents the full diversity of the Swiss museum landscape, particularly in the eyes of the authorities and the general public. It is committed to promoting contacts between museums, to transmitting the richness of each other's experiences and to disseminating norms and standards.

Since 2024, TAM has been a member of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums – ICAM
ICAM is a global organization uniting professionals from architecture museums, centers, libraries, and archives. It provides a platform for networking, expertise sharing, and engagement with architectural discourse, fostering collaboration at regional, national, and international levels.