The museum is a cultural focal point, which ideally unites all aspects of mountains across the globe through a broad and heterogeneous activity of documentation and research, of exhibits and conferences.
The Mountainmuseum is divided into three areas:
– the Exhibit area, with a permanent exhibit, temporary ones, the alpine lookout and the panoramic terrace
– the Documentation area with more than 450,000 articles from the Mountainmuseum documentation sector, the Italian Alpine Club’s National Library, from the historic Cineteca and videoteque, and from the Extra-European Alpine Documentation and Study Centre
– the Meeting area, the historic hall of coat of arms, the conference rooms and the bar-restaurant.
The Mounainmuseum is the home of the International Alliance for Mountain Film and of the International Mountain Museums Alliance, global networks for the conservation and promotion of the cinema sector and promotion of the culture and museums of high-altitude territories.