Friends of the MBAL

Established in 1862, the Société des beaux-arts et du musée is at the origin of the MBAL’s foundation in 1864. Since its creation and as the main owner, the Society has contributed to maintain and increase the collection and a demanding cultural program. Very active in the museum’s development and the cultural outreach, it includes a committee and contributing members. In order to extend the artistic experience beyond the museum, the association offers each year for sale an engraving by a well-known Swiss artist such as Claudia Comte, Sylvie Fleury, Sandrine Pelletier, Augustin Rebetez or other artists to be discovered on

Join us !

Contribute to the influence of the museum, to the build-up of its collections and the conservation of a heritage that has been enriched over the years by becoming a member of the Society of Fine Arts and the Museum. You will participate in spreading the reputation of our institution and share in pleasant and satisfying experiences through visits, conferences and events offered to members. With your support, the Museum of Fine Arts will be able to continue presenting a demanding program.

Your benefits

Free museum admission for one year

Privileged guided tour

Free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Museum de l’Elysée in Lausanne, the Villa dei Cedri and the MACT/CACT Ticino, both in Bellinzona.

Your annual contribution

Single : CHF 40.- (student, apprentice, AVS, unemployed person : CHF 20.-)

Double : CHF 60.-

Supporting member : CHF 100.- (10% on shop items)

Donor : CHF 300.- (valid for 2 people, an annual edition of 2018 or previous years)

Benefactor : CHF 500.- (valid for 2 people, the 2021 annual edition, a place offered for 2 people to one MBAL brunch)

Mécène / Company : CHF 1000.- (20 free entries for your collaborators and clients, privatization of a space for an event, your name mentioned within the museum among the donors)

Super Mécène / Company : CHF 2000.- to 5000.- (depending on contribution : 40 free entries for your collaborators and clients, two guided tours and privatization of a space for an event, your name mentioned in the museum among the donors, the annual edition 2024 signed by the artist Una Szeemann unveiled at the beginning of the year and a print of your choice from previous editions, 10% in the shop items)


You’d like to become a friend of the MBAL? Please contact us by phone at +032 933 89 50, or by e-mail at