MAIIAM is a new private museum of contemporary art in Thailand initiated by Jean Michel Beurdeley and his late wife Patsri Bunnag, together with their son Eric Bunnag Booth. The family wishes to share their private collection, built together over the last thirty years, to everyone so that people could see and experience for themselves how art can enrich their lives. The museum was built in memory of Eric Bunnag Booth’s great great aunt Chao Chom lam, a royal consort to King Rama V. Bolstering Chiang Mai’s already vibrant art and cultural scene, MAIIAM aims to make the co-founders’ important collections of Thai and regional contemporary art, permanently accessible to the public. The museum mounts long-term and temporary exhibitions of visual art, design, and fashion, alongside performances, films screenings, special education programs, lectures and workshops to engage a wide spectrum of audiences.
Located in the district of Sankamphaeng, twenty minutes from the center of Chaing Mai, the former industrial site was transformed by the internationally active Bangkok-based architectural team all(zone).
Contemporary art museum in Chiang Mai
122, Moo 7 Tonpao, San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai, 50130, Thailand
Open every day except Tuesdays
10 AM - 6 PM
Adults 200 THB
Students 100 THB
Seniors 150 THB
MAKE YOUR VISIT TO THE MUSEUM
Located in the cultural district of Sankampang 20 minute drive from the city center of Chiang Mai, MAIIAM can be easily reached by various means of transportation
Take Main Road 1006 Thanon Chiang Mai – Sankampang (old route) in the direction of Sankampang district. Once past Krok Siwilai Intersection, Ton Pao Pattana Intersection and Bo Srang Intersection continue on the same road for approximately 1.5 km and MAIIAM Museum of Contemporary Art will be on your right.
Parking is available in the parking lot next to the museum otherwise street parking is also possible.
Other modes of transportation available from Chiang Mai city to MAIIAM include a variety of different buses, taxis as well as mobile apps such as GRAB and Uber.
BY WHITE MINI BUS
The white car or bus is a public mode of transportation that runs between Chiang Mai City and Sankampang district. The bus fare is at 15 baht per person. Please board the bus for Sankampang at Worarot Market (Kad Luang). You can inform the bus driver that your destination is MAIIAM (or the building that has the mirror wall on Sankampang Road).
To return to Chiang Mai city you can board the white car in front of MAIIAM. The white cars from Sankampang District into Chiang Mai City run until around 18.00 hrs.
BY RED BUS (PUBLIC TAXI)
Please inform the driver that you would like to be dropped of at the MAIIAM Museum of Contemporary Art on the Old Sankampang Road around 1.5 km past Bor Srang Intersection. The Museum will be on the right hand side, the driver will recognise it as the building with the mirror wall.
GRAB AND UBER
Please enter MAIIAM Museum of Contemporay as the destination in the Uber or Grab app.
Friendly note: There are often promo codes available on these apps for Chiang Mai.
MAIIAM Café is MAIIAM’s restaurant serving visitors both Thai and International Cuisine with a diverse of offering of drinks, coffee, tea and cocktails. The name Kampangkaew or Glass Wall is a nod to the giant glass mosaic that is the façade to MAIIAM. Enjoy a meal or simply drinks whilst watching the world go by on Samkampang Road from Kampangkaew Café.
MAIIAM’s Museum Shop offers a distinct shopping experience where in the light glass walled space artist books sit easily with the musem’s own merchandise and collaborations with Thai aritsts and designers. Many of the products on offer are exclusive to the Museum Shop where the MAIIAM team have worked cafefully with artists and young Thai designers, both well-known and emerging to create unique souvenirs and limited-editions designs. Within the book offerings, rare artist books have been sourced from all over the world with hard-to-find copies and limited eiditons available in the Museum Shop’s bookshelves. In addition, gifts and souvenirs that are made by MAIIAM as well as gathered from the trips around the world complete the unique selection on offer.