Fondazione MAST informs that, in compliance with the Prime Minister Decree of December 3rd 2020, the MAST exhibition spaces are closed.

Guided tours are suspended and all events scheduled are cancelled.

EXHIBITIONS


Inventions



GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION WITH URS STAHEL



Curated by Luce Lebart in collaboration with Urs Stahel, Inventions shows photographs of the most ingenious and surprising inventions taken from the collections of Archive of Modern Conflict (London) and Archives nationales (France).
These many inventions were produced and photographed in France between the two World Wars at the Office of Inventions on the initiative of Jules-Louis Breton, Director of Inventions. Breton sought to promote scientific and industrial research with the aim of accelerating its processes and guaranteeing the swift transformation of an idea into an object or a machine for ready use, actively favoring the collaboration between manufacturers, scientists and inventors. Images alongside detailed descriptions of inventions facilitated the evaluation of projects and helped tracked progress. A viable alternative to prototypes, they were easy to keep on file and readily available for presentation to committees.
The exhibition reflects the great diversity of inventions featured in Breton's archive, ranging from objects used to survive in times of crisis to the gadgets used to live a higher quality of life during peaceful periods. Even if produced without artistic intentions, the photographs have undeniable aesthetic qualities and own what could be defined as a photographic style, comparable to that of an author, even if they aren't signed. 



Ph. courtesy of Archives nationales, France



 

Turret for bird and aircraft observation by Jules-Louis Breton and Paul Breton. October 10, 1930

Turret for bird and aircraft observation by Jules-Louis Breton and Paul Breton. October 10, 1930

Horse gas mask, 1917-1918

Horse gas mask, 1917-1918

Mr. Caufer’s crawler, 1917-1918

Mr. Caufer’s crawler, 1917-1918

Le Théâtre de la prise de vue, 1917-1918

Le Théâtre de la prise de vue, 1917-1918

Listening device for ground surveillance, 1917-1918

Listening device for ground surveillance, 1917-1918

Jules-Louis Breton’s dishwashing machine, 1923

Jules-Louis Breton’s dishwashing machine, 1923


FROM THE ARCHIVE


ANTEPRIMA, 2013
RA DI MARTINO
MAST.

An itinerary of images and sounds through the interior and exterior spaces of the MAST, this site specific video was realized by the artist Ra di Martino on the occasion of the opening.

director: Ra di Martino
performer viola da gamba: Rosa Helena Ippolito
cinematography: Alessandro Chiodo, Marco Martelli
sound: Enrico Ascoli
assistant director: Marcella Libonati

WHERE NEW INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFER A CONTEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ON INNOVATION AND THE WORLD OF WORK

Gallery

The Gallery is a space where industry and the world of work are described along a journey punctuated by technological exhibits, videoart installations and photographic images.

The MAST Innovation Gallery is an area for​ experiential learning focused on technology and innovation. Starting from some of Coesia Group’s technical solutions, the hands-on, multimedia itinerary offers visitors the opportunity to experiment and develop new knowledge.

The MAST Photo Gallery is an exhibition space that hosts temporary shows of photography on industry and work. The exhibition programme presents thematic and monographic projects taken from the MAST Collection, which includes over 5000 works, or on loan from other archives, international institutions and private collections. Each exhibition is accompanied by a programme of talks, encounters with authors and other public figures of the world of photography, films and videos, workshops for children.

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WHERE ONGOING TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES OFFER COESIA EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONTINUOUS GROWTH

academy

At the Academy, the MAST Foundation proposes a variety of educational activities on the themes of technology and innovation, addressed to young people, local community - schools and companies – and to the collaborators of Coesia Group, in partnership with public institutions and other organisations.

The Academy occupies an entire wing of the MAST building comprising 8 classrooms of various dimensions, equipped with advanced technological systems.

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Progetto Expeditions Progetto ENTER/PRISE Summer School Smart Camp

WHERE CONFERENCES, SCREENINGS AND ENCOUNTERS WITH PROMINENT FIGURES OF THE WORLD OF CULTURE CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY

Auditorium

The Auditorium seats 400 guests and hosts programmes of cultural events promoted by the Foundation or in collaboration with other institutions, conferences, meetings, Talks, lectures, screenings and concerts, generally related to the themes of the shows. 

The acoustics was specifically designed so as to be adjustable according to the type of event. State of the art technological solutions are available for the most diverse occasions.

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WHERE A WARM ATMOSPHERE AND CULINARY EXPERIMENTATION CREATE A MEETING POINT FOR CULTURE, ART AND TECHNOLOGY

Caffetteria

The Cafeteria is a convivial space available for guests of the Coesia Group, participants in Academy programs and visitors of the Gallery attending the various events.

This space, with a light and warm atmosphere, allows for social interaction. Two big bookcases dedicated to photography books are available for consultation.

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WHERE CHILDREN TAKE THEIR FIRST STEPS IN SOCIAL LEARNING AND BEGIN TO EXPRESS THEIR IMAGINATION

NIdo

The MAST Nursery School is an educational centre offering an innovative, high quality cultural experience. Its pedagogical project is focused on experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.

The Nursery, which is open both to the children of COESIA employees and the local community, accepts children aged 3 to 36 months, divided into three classrooms. The School hosts two classrooms: 3/4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. 3/4-year-olds and 5-year-olds.

The MAST Nursery School works in partnership with Reggio Children, Cadiai Cooperative and Giannino Stoppani Cooperative.

 

INNOVATION AT THE NURSERY SCHOOL

The MAST Nursery School puts research and experimentation with innovative content and processes at the centre of its educational programme, by focusing on a multiplicity of cultural languages offered to the children:

The sense of beauty
The architecture and furnishings of the Nursery School, as well as the materials used in the children’s activities, are inspired by beauty as a cultural and relational element.

Books
Picture books are a crucial educational tool for fostering children’s imagination.

Play
Toys enrich children’s perceptive experiences. These objects can change their function and identity and convey new possibilities, ideas and emotions, turning into learning tools.

English Language
A bridge for creative ways of communicating, English language allows children to connect and play together by learning new words and sounds.

Ateliers
Ateliers are places where children explore, discover and experiment. The MAST Nursery School offers different ateliers such as: atelier of colour, of sound, of nature and vegetable garden.

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WHERE THE PRINCIPLES OF MODERN NUTRITION BECOME AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTIVE AWARENESS

Ristorante aziendale

The Company Restaurant and the MAST.Wellness were designed as part of a unified project that integrates correct nutrition and physical activity. One of the driving values that inspire the project is the promotion of an idea of health connected to awareness, information and food culture in order to improve the quality of life.

 

The Company Restaurant for Coesia collaborators doesn’t simply offer meals, but it provides a place where the ingredients and their transformation into recipes respect the most recent dietary guidelines and are consistent with quality assurance indicators established by the Gruber Centre nutritionists who collaborate with MAST. 

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WHERE INNOVATIVE FITNESS TECHNOLOGY MESHES WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES

Wellness

The Wellness Center is dedicated to Coesia Group employees and is supplied and managed by Technogym, world leader in fitness equipment. It offers a variety of services based on a model of integrated and holistic well-being.

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