General opening hours – Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 12pm to 9pm; Sundays and Holidays, from 11am to 8pm.

However, each division of the Museum has their own hours and specific entrance conditions. You can check this information below, on each department’s respective item.

How to get to MIS

The following bus lines serve the museum’s area:

  • 107 T-10 Cidade Universitária – Metrô Tucuruvi
  • 702 P- 10 Term. Penha – Pinheiros
  • 702 P- 21 Term. Pq D. Pedro II – Pinheiros
  • 702 P- 41 Belém – Pinheiros
  • 702 P- 42 Term. Pq D. PedroII – Butantã (circular)
  • 7181 -10 Cidade Universitária – Term. Princ. Isabel

For further information about bus itineraries, consult SPTrans on the phone number 156 or access http://www.sptrans.com.br

MIS is also close to subway stations Consolação (green line) and Paulista (yellow line).


Museu da Imagem e do Som’s trajectory mirrored the transformations through which Brazilian and international cultures went through. Today, when technology comes together with human sensitivity in artistic creation, and institutions adjust to social demands, MIS affirms itself as a space that brings memory and contemporaneity, technical investigation and widening of access to art innovation to lively dialogue.

Since 2011, MIS has been under the command of executive director André Sturm, who has brought a new plan of activities in his term. Museu da Imagem e do Som has become a meeting space for the population of São Paulo, where the plurality of artistic and cultural options prevail. An increase of almost 70 per cent in visitors, as well as ample publicity of our schedule in the media in general proves that the Museu once again has a prominent place in the cultural scene.


Currently, we offer periodic monthly events, such as Cinematographo, showing mute films accompanied by live music; Estéreo MIS, dedicated to strengthen and stimulate national independent music; Maratona Infantil [Children’s Marathon], aimed at children and their families, with film exhibitions, varied workshops, circus, theater, storytelling, shows and many other activities.

The Green Sunset party is also realized monthly, on the outdoor space of the Museum, with electronic music and other attractions – it is one of our most hyped programs.

Recent exhibitions of great names are highlights in our schedule, such as George Méliès, um mágico do cinema (2012), for the first time in Brazil; Ai Weiwei - Interlacing (2013), and Stanley Kubrick (2013), both for the first time in Latin America.

In addition to that, MIS regularly launches convocations to foster artistic creation and diffusion, such as the Residência LABMIS, a yearly national and international residency project fostering art and knowledge production in new technologies; Nova Fotografia, a permanent space for photo exhibitions that distinguish themselves by their quality and innovation; Cine MIS, launching films never before exhibited in the city of São Paulo; and Dança no MIS, with artists transiting through different languages, uniting audiovisual and performance in site-specific interventions in the Museum’s space.

Núcleo Educativo has been consolidating itself through actions aiming at different publics, from schools or otherwise, with activities prepared according to specific issues presented by each exhibition. Recently, we have cooperated with other institutions (Centro de Cultura Judaica – Jewish Cultural Center) and events (Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens – Short Film International Festival) that took place at MIS.

Beyond the city of São Paulo, our MIS18 program brings audiovisual productions to different towns in the inner areas of the state, promotes regional workshops and meetings, strengthening our commitment with cultural diffusion.


Centro de Memória e Informação do MIS (CEMIS – Center for Memory and Information) is the division at Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo responsible for documentation, conservation, diffusion and research of the museum, file and library collections, composed of more than 200,000 items.


Temporary shows realized by invited curators with items belonging to our collection allow visitors to gain access to that outstanding collection.


Midiateca is our consultation and research space, with access to copies of items of MIS’s collection and library, open during weekends as well.

Hours – Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 12pm to 7pm; Sundays and Holidays, from 2pm to 6pm

Entrance – free of charge

Further information: midiateca@mis-sp.org.br


The Núcleo Educativo [Educational Division] at MIS is conceived as mediator and facilitator of the Museum’s programs as their activities, according to their own nature, involve not only the internal space as they open themselves to current questioning from a lively exchange of sensorial, intellectual experiences. The actions of our educators aim at enlightening our views about our times, as they raise issues and provocations regarding contemporaneity, from the Museum’s schedule and equipment. Our education activities promote approximation, awaken curiosity, and sharpen interest regarding artistic-cultural heritage through utilization and critical discussion of contemporary production aimed at new medias and digital culture.

MIS’s Núcleo Educativo depends on professionals with different backgrounds, as well as valuing actions that allow constant updating and reflection regarding their actions.

Educational Visits

With educational visits, a lively exchange is established at MIS, integrating to the idea of public involvement regarding the many different artworks comprised by our exhibitions. In practical/reflective practices, educators take the role of facilitators of a reflection process, fostering participation and experience sharing.

There are two different kinds of educational visits to the Museum’s exhibitions: spontaneous and scheduled for groups. In order to schedule a group visit, it is necessary to fill an online form. The scheduling will be confirmed through an e-mail communication from MIS.

Spontaneous visitors can go to the Museum’s reception and check the availability of an educator to accompany them on their visit.

In order to make the access to MIS easier, Núcleo Educativo offers free transportation for public schools and NGOs located within the urban perimeter (limited number).


Contemporary art has an interesting peculiarity: it can multiply possibilities of art-making so that it can be accessible by a large portion of the population. In order to appropriate this new action field, Núcleo Educativo also makes the public involved through offering workshops that aim at reaching different audiences, such as children and young adults, students, and teachers.

Developed by MIS’s Núcleo Educativo, the Hyperlink project aims at creating direct dialogue between artists that exhibit their works at Museu da Imagem e do Som and young people from the public school system.

In three consecutive days, our educators create a sequence of practical/reflective activities regarding the art projects exhibited at the Museum, aiming at stimulating critical regard and widening the students’ cultural repertoire.

On the first day, the educators come to the participating school and, using some aspect of the exhibition to be studied, they start a dialogue regarding thoughts driving contemporary art production. On the second day, the students go to MIS for a mediated visit. The project ends with a conversation with the exhibition’s artist or curator on the third day. In this direct contact with artists/curators, the participants ask a number of questions covering the exhibited works, the artist’s career, the technique that was used and other social/politic questions.

If your school is interested in taking part in this project, please send an intention letter to educativo@mis-sp.br


MIS’s collection comprises over 200,000 items. These are photographs, films, videos, posters, graphic pieces, image and sound equipment, and sound records; as well as books, catalogues, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes that form the library collection.

MIS’s Centro de Memória e Informação (CEMIS – Center for Memory and Information) is the division in the Museum responsible for documentation, conservation, diffusion and research of the museum, file and library collections. CEMIS is also responsible for digitalization of photograph and video collections.

Consulting the Collection

With the collections’ documentation process, accomplished through inventory of their items, we have developed a database aiming at gathering the many different typologies that comprise our collection, bringing dynamic to the technical work and allowing information retrieval, thus widening and diversifying possibilities of access.

In order to help you in your research, part of the information in our Database is now available. Our team is standardizing data of our collections and their typologies so that retrieval of information in the system is effective and efficient. Records that are made available are in order to improve them – you can do this through our Contact Us service or by writing to the e-mail address midiateca@mis-sp.org.br.

Consultations to our collection may be done without an appointment at the Midiateca – our consultation and research space, with access to copies of audio, video and photographs belonging to the museum and the library collections. The consultation is done in a research room equipped with TV sets, DVD, CD, VHS and cassette tape players.

Midiateca Hours – Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 12pm to 7pm; Sundays and Holidays, from 2pm to 6pm

Items that are not available in Midiateca may be researched by appointment.

For further information, contact us through the e-mail midiateca@mis-sp.org.br or use our Contact Us service.

Collections’ Schedule

Through our Acervo Vivo [Live Collection] program, we organize temporary shows with item in our collection, selected by invited curators. Those shows allow visitors access that outstanding collection.


MIS receives donations of works and objects that can extend our collection. You can contact the CEMIS team through our Contact Us service in order to make your donation offer.

The CEMIS team is available to answer any question or comment. Please, contact us through our Contact Us service.


Laboratório de Novas Mídias do Museu da Imagem e do Som (LABMIS – MIS’s New Medias Lab) is a space for reflection, knowledge exchange and experimentation in new technologies. It works in the confluence between art, science and technology, offering space for actions of diffusion of digital culture, both for renowned and novice artists, as well as researchers, students and non-specialized public.

Installed on the 2nd workshop room, sound studio, interfaces workshop, post-production room for residents, lounge (with free wi-fi access) and auditory. Besides national and international artistic residencies, we also offer courses, talks and workshops for varied publics.


Ever year, LABMIS launches public convocations for selection of artists floor of Museu da Imagem e do Som, LABMIS offers interested in developing their projects in this space, with support from our team of counselors and technicians.

In 2008, the institution’s direction invited four artists who were pointed by critics and academia as promising to develop their projects at LABMIS. Among those who were commissioned, the chosen ones were Bill Seaman and Daniel Howe, from the US, and Brazilians Cássio Vasconcellos from São Paulo and Katia Maciel from Rio de Janeiro.

The first edition of Residência LABMIS, in 2009, contemplated Anaisa Franco, Claudio Bueno, Guilherme Lunhani and the duo Felipe Sztutman and Rodrigo Bellotto. The works developed in this program were exhibited at the Mostra LABMIS show, which also had works by Caetano Dias, Alexandre Fenerich and Paulo Meira, artists invited in 2008 to develop new works, marking the beginning of LABMIS’s activities.

The 2010 convocation, which received projects from fourteen different Brazilian states, was pre-selected by Marcelo Bressanin, Nancy Betts and Sérgio Basbaum, and final selection committee composed of Priscila Arantes, Christine Mello and Daniela Kutschat. The Al Revés group (Alexandre Marino Fernandez and Rafael de Marchi Gherini Molla), Celina Portella, Denise Agassi and Ricardo Nascimento were selected to present their works at Mostra LABMIS show in November 2010.

The Residência LABMIS 2011 convocation selected four projects: the immersive installation Digital interruption by Coletivo Zilch; Biohappenings, an audiovisual project by Pedro de Freitas Veneroso; audiovisual installation A floresta by Banda Esquizofônica; and installation De novo Ercília, proposing a wearable sound space by Graziele Lautenschlaeger and Digwu.

In 2012, MIS selected four projects by Brazilian artists to be part of Residência LABMIS. They are: Maldita Parede by André Asai and Malu Risi; Fototímidos by Cesar Garia; {trapezios} by Eduardo Soares; and Paisagens Troposcópicas by Paula Dager. You can see them on the website www.labmis.org.br

Selection and Convocations

A pioneering experience in a Brazilian public institution, LABMIS, Laboratório de Novas Mídias do Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS’s New Medias Lab), was created as a space for reflection, knowledge exchange and experimentation in new technologies. In order to foster artistic production and innovation in creative usages of contemporary technological platforms LABMIS promotes both national and international art residencies.

At Residência LABMIS, selected artists have access to the space’s infrastructure and support from counselors and technicians, aiming at the development of their researches. Participants also receive house and transport and food aid. They also receive critical appreciation of their production by an expert, take part in discussion public meetings and have their works exhibited at the Mostra LABMIS show and included in a catalogue in the MIS collection.