Musée de l'Elysée
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 100,000 prints and preserves several photographic archives, in particular those of Ella Maillart, Nicolas Bouvier and Charlie Chaplin. 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.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
reGeneration4 The Challenges for Photography and its Museum of Tomorrow-
Launched in 2005 and repeated every five years, the "reGeneration" project devoted to emerging international photography will be holding its fourth event for the Musée de l’Elysée’s 35th anniversary. In 2021, shortly before it moves into a new building designed to meet its needs, the Musée de l’Elysée hopes to make "reGeneration" a gateway between a past to promote and a future to map out.
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F/E
Location of the museumAvenue de l'Elysée 18
Location/directions18, avenue de l'Elysée, 1006 Lausanne
OpenTuesday - Sunday 11pm - 6am
ContactMusée de l'Elysée
Avenue de l'Elysée 18
1014 Lausanne Adm cant
021 316 99 11 Telephone (musée)
021 316 99 12 Fax (musée)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible