"Art is the window through which man recognizes his superior ability", wrote Giovanni Segantini. Art helps us focus on the essential, and is thought-provoking at the same time. That is why Credit Suisse has been supporting selected institutions nationally and internationally for around 40 years. In Switzerland, countless museums draw people in with their diverse collections, including nationally well-known and significant institutions with international appeal. Especially for large, first-class museums such as Kunsthaus Zürich, the art museums in Bern, Basel and Winterthur, MASILugano, and for regionally outstanding houses such as the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny and the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne, it is particularly important to be able to build reliable and long-term partnerships when competing for audience interest and financial support.
Credit Suisse is MASI main partner since its birth, confirming its historical commitment, started in 1992, in favour of art in Lugano.
Federal Office of Culture (FOC)
The Federal Office of Culture (FOC) is committed to promoting a varied and high-quality cultural offer, as well as favorable conditions for operators and cultural organizations. Through its awards policy, the Confederation recognizes the performances of Swiss cultural production and intends to attract national and international attention to their value.From 2018, MASI is one of the 13 Swiss museums chosen by the FOC Bern to be supported at a federal level until 2022. By signing this collaboration, MASI is committed to promoting cultural participation and social cohesion, to promoting creation and innovation and in the conservation of the Museum's collection.
IBSA Foundation for scientific research
For IBSA Foundation, the dialogue between art and science is a creative way of dissemination: art, in its multiple forms, is a powerful tool of communication and also very useful for describing scientific research. Scientists look at the world with an objective and rational eye, but there is also another way of viewing it, which is reflected in the feelings, perceptions and emotions generated by artistic representations.
The collaboration between MASI and IBSA Foundation for scientific research, born with the design of a series of meetings between exponents of both scientific and artistic world, develops into a partnership that sees the Foundation support the Museum in the realization of new activities related to the intersection of science and art and to support specific exhibition projects as "Scientific Partner".