PLEASE NOTICE: the permanent collections are closed for refurbishment. Temporary exhibitions are open.
MUDEC - Museum of Cultures - is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to the various testimonies and cultures of the world that with its interdisciplinary approach, aims to become the main Italian point of reference for research, promotion and the edutainment of creativity and art.
It has been recuperated from the industrial archaeological site of the former Ansaldo manufacturing works, in the Tortona area; MUDEC reinterprets the spaces that it fits into with square-shaped forms coated with zinc and with a glass structure - illuminated 24/7 - that geometrically breaks the building that hosts it.
The new space is characterised by an open plan organic central hall which generates an internal courtyard, a covered piazza that is a meeting place between cultures and the community.
The exhibition programme is enhanced by an agenda of collateral events that integrates the cultural proposal.
The interior of the building is allocated to different spaces distributed over 17.000 sqm and offers visitors a variety of cultural activities and services: the museum permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, Mudec Bistrot, Mudec Design Store, Mudec Club restaurant, plus lecture rooms, the Mudec Junior area and parking spaces.