Association of Museums in South Tyrol

Museumsverband Südtirol

From the very beginning, the idea of this association was promoted by the representatives of the museums of Merano, in particular Astrid Schönweger and Sissi Prader from the Women’s Museum and Elmar Gobbi from the City Museum of Merano.

Soon other museum operators participated, such as Siegfried de Rachwiltz of the Museum Brunnenburg, Paulina Moroder of the Museum Gröden, etc. They all have been waiting for this step of founding an association for some time.

The member of the provincial government herself suggested the foundation of this association, in order to have an institution that represents the independent and community museums.

2004 The foundational meeting of the Museum Association South Tyrol (MV) was held in the Women’s Museum. The foundation of the association has brought the diverse museum landscape closer together.

The Association was founded as a non-party and independent representation of the South Tyrolean museums and sees itself as a platform for the collective solution of museum-specific problems in public.

2004 – 2013 The association was located in the Women’s Museum in Merano and for several years Sissi Prader, as voluntary president, has managed the activities.

2013 A leading position of a director was created, and the office was relocated to the Regional Department of Museums in Pascolistraße 2/a, Bolzano, equipped with an extensive member service.

Today, more than 50 private or community museums are part of the Association.