SUNDAY 6 MARCH FIRST SPECIAL OPENING FOR MUMAC’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY: MUSEOCITY 2022 In 2022, MUMAC is once again confirming its support for and partnership with the event organized by the MuseoCity Association and sponsored by the Municipality of Milan: an important opportunity to raise awareness of the rich artistic heritage conserved in Milan’s museums and […]
SUNDAY 6 MARCH FIRST SPECIAL OPENING FOR MUMAC’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY: MUSEOCITY 2022
In 2022, MUMAC is once again confirming its support for and partnership with the event organized by the MuseoCity Association and sponsored by the Municipality of Milan: an important opportunity to raise awareness of the rich artistic heritage conserved in Milan’s museums and to promote their cultural role.
On Sunday 6 March – during the programme for the Secret Museum initiative – from 2.30 to 5.30 p.m., MUMAC will open its doors for a visit based around the theme proposed for this year concerning museums as physical spaces, buildings and rooms, which, in addition to telling us about the collections they house, reveal a history comprised of transformations and changes of use that have involved both historical buildings and former industrial spaces such as MUMAC. A tour with a focus on architecture, design and restyling over time concerning the ‘museum’ site and the urban space that welcomes visitors, who discover a constantly overlapping ‘outside-inside’ environment.
To find out about the tour and the documents that will be made available during SECRET MUSEUM, please book your visit here.
A Super Green Pass and FFP2 mask are required for access. The visits are free of charge with limited capacity.
THE 2022 SECRET MUSEUM TOUR
In Binasco, in the Gruppo Cimbali headquarters, there is a red building with an original sinuous design: MUMAC. Established in 2012 on the site of a spare parts warehouse, the museum features eye-catching curved lines and bright red metal slatted external perimeter walls that embrace the original building, evoking wafts of coffee aroma. From the colours to the materials, shapes and choice of plants in the garden, everything contributed to creating MUMAC’s symbolism, giving the building an enormous aesthetic impact with character, charm and elegance. Inside, the tour, to discover the history of an entire Italian manufacturing sector, winds through rooms and areas whose common thread is the high ceilings and the coffee-coloured floor. The original project, conceived by architect Paolo Balzanelli (Arkispazio) and engineer Valerio Cometti (V12 Design), identified a need, in 2017, for the reception areas – the lobby, reception, shop and cafeteria – to be restyled by the Vicenza-based traverso-vighy architetti firm, and for a more inclusive exhibition layout overseen by Gruppe Gut Gestaltung, a Bolzano-based firm that specializes in international exhibition and museum displays. Finally, since 2018, the anonymous boundary wall enclosing the perimeter of the museum area has been covered with colourful ‘coffee-inspired’ murals that tell the story of the entire coffee supply chain, from planting to dispensing in a cup: acting as the museum’s frame, this striking work invites passers-by to discover its contents.
More new additions are on the way for the ten-year anniversary.