Musée de l'Élysée

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Musée de l'Élysée
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Musée de l'Élysée
Location18, avenue de l'Élysée, 1014 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Coordinates46°30′35″N 6°37′58″E / 46.5098°N 6.6328°E / 46.5098; 6.6328
DirectorTatyana Franck[1]

Musée de l'Élysée is a museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, entirely devoted to photography. It is a government-supported institution founded in 1985 by Charles-Henri Favrod in an 18th-century mansion.[2]


The collection of more than 100,000 photographs includes those of colour pioneer Gabriel Lippmann right up to contemporary photographers such as Jeff Wall. The museum offers both collection and temporary exhibitions.

The entire collections of Ella Maillart and Nicolas Bouvier have been left to the museum after their deaths. In 2011 the museum acquired Charlie Chaplin's entire collection of photographs: around 10,000 photographs taken throughout Chaplin's career.

As of 2015, the Director is Tatyana Franck.[1] It is planned that the collection will move into a new building in 2020, in a complex currently under construction, designed by Portuguese architects Aires Mateus, and combining it with two other museums: the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, the latter also by Aires Mateus.[1]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Museum Spotlight: Q&A With Tatyana Franck From Lausanne's Musee De l' Elysee". Huffington Post. 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ Fete ses 25 ans[permanent dead link] Regeneration2 Press Kit
  3. ^ "2016 Lucie Awards". Retrieved 3 January 2017.

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