Exterior View, Musée de l’Elysée

Musée de l’Elysée

Lausanne | Switzerland
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About the Museum

The Musée de l’Elysée is one of the world’s leading museums entirely dedicated to photography. Since its establishment in 1985, it has improved public understanding of photography through innovative exhibitions, key publications and engaging events. Recognised as a centre of expertise in the field of conservation and enhancement of visual heritage, it holds a unique collection of more than 1,000,000 phototypes (prints, negatives, contact sheets and slides), and preserves several photographic archives, in particular those of Ella Maillart, Nicolas Bouvier, Charlie Chaplin and René Burri. By supporting young photographers, offering new perspectives on the masters and confronting photography with other art forms, the Musée de l’Elysée experiments with the image. In 2021 the museum will move to Plateforme10, a new unique space entirely devoted to culture.

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