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Founding bodies

MASI was established in 2015 by the merger of Museo d'Arte di Lugano (Md'A) and Museo Cantonale d'Arte (MCA), following an historic agreement between Repubblica e Canton Ticino and Città di Lugano.

Convinced of the importance of joining these two entities under a single art museum serving as a point of reference for Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, the founding bodies decided to enter into this agreement in order to foster this land’s historical and cultural identity and, at the same time, create an Institute capable of playing a leading role on a national and international level.