MAMCO’s collection lies at the very center of the strategy developed by the director since 2016, which is to consider it as both origin and the destination of all exhibitions. It is also become the focus of museum’s politics of internationalization.

337 entered MAMCO's collection in 2020, either completing or stabilizing existing corpus (Adel Abdessemed, John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury, Alain Jacquet, Sarkis, Hannah Villiger), filling important gaps (Rosemarie Castoro, Guerrila Girls, Karen Kilimnik, Piotr Kowalski), and exploring new directions (Walead Beshty, Valentin Carron, Stefanie Heinze, Sarah Slappey).

Additionally, two importants donations, the Fonds Givaudan and the additional donation by Soizic Audouard, following the exhibition on Claude Givaudan Editions in 2019, made of MAMCO the depository of the productions of the 1960s and 1970s by the Genevan publisher and gallerist. 

For the development of its collection, MAMCO benefits from the support of its friend’s association, private donors, and donations. When you become a Friend of MAMCO, you contribute to it as well. 


Discover our first films presenting three artworks from the collection, produced in partnership with the company Artmyn. The unique digitization technology developed by ARTMYN allows to generate interactive images and immersive videos that take you to the heart of the works, share the emotion of gesture and material and discover the secrets of the greatest artists.

Marcia Hafif, 189. (To Chloe, Who Wished Herself Young Enough for Me), 1968

Miriam Cahn, Sans titre, (13 + 14 + 18.07.2003)

Richard Pettibone, After Roy Lichtenstein (Sock, 1962), 1965

Richard Paul Lohse, Vier und fünf, Farbgrüppen mit hellem Zentrum, 1952-1964

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, Sans titre (BF), 1984

Karel Appel (1921-2006), Oiseau au-dessus de la mer noire, 1958

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), Passport, 1953

General Idea (1969-1994), Copyright (Blue) # 3, 1987


With the project In Course of Acquisition, MAMCO proceeds, during artgenève 5-day fair, to in situ acquisitions. Its booth thus opens completely empty and is filled day after day as works bought at the fair are brought together. This project is made possible by the Friends Association of MAMCO, an anonymous donor, and Mirabaud & Cie. Between 2017 and 2020, more than 20 works by artists such as Richard Artschwager, Hassan Sharif, On Kawara, Haim Steinbach, Mai-Thu Perret, Louise Lawler, Julia Scher, and Zak Kitnick, thus joined the museum’s collection.

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