MUSEC - Museum of Cultures
Lugano’s Museum of Cultures features collections of art dedicated to the civilizations of the Far East, India, South East Asia and Oceania. Its new headquarters, housed in the 18th century Villa Malpensata, on the shores of Lake Lugano, envisages a design layout that is continuously evolving. It is based on the most recent canons of contemporary museology. The museum, an important centre of research on the anthropology of art, offers the public the option of viewing at least three exhibitions simultaneously, each designed to convey the wealth and overall complexity of the museum’s cultural project, based on their specific thematic characteristics.