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Since its opening in 1994, the MAMCO Geneva (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain), has developed a unique form of museography. Mainly working with art from the 1960s onward, MAMCO bases its action on several principles: a conception of the museum as a “global exhibition” which brings together, in the continuity of a visit, temporary exhibitions and renewed presentations of its permanent collections; a variation in the types of spaces and displays, so as to evoke the history of  the museum as a “collection of artists’ spaces” (ECART Group, Sarkis, Claude Rutault, and a Cabinet of Concrete poetry) and finally, regular displays of the Genevan and Swiss scenes.

Devoted to the art of our era, it places art and artists at its heart and is addressed to all publics. Established in a disused factory purchased by the City of Geneva, MAMCO is the largest museum devoted to contemporary art in Switzerland.

The industrial building in which it is situated also contains the Centre d’Art Contemporain, as well as other spaces that develop their own exhibition programs. MAMCO handles a collection of over 3,500 works, and develops, thanks to its scholarly activities, a specialized center of documentation and archives which is accessible on appointment, as well as various educational practices (aimed at both adults and children).