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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
Opening 1985

Musée de l'Elysée © Reto Duriet
Musée de l'Elysée © Reto Duriet
Musée de l'Elysée, librairie © Reto-Duriet
Musée de l'Elysée, librairie © Reto-Duriet
Exposition Sebastiao Salgado, 2013 © Reto Duriet
Exposition Sebastiao Salgado, 2013 © Reto Duriet

Current exhibitions

Jan Groover. Laboratory of Forms

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This exhibition looks back for the first time over the life’s work of Jan Groover (1943-2012), the American photographer whose personal collection was added to the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections in 2017.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F/E
Jan Groover. Laboratory of Forms
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Avenue de l'Elysée 18
1006 Lausanne

Location/directions

18, avenue de l'Elysée, 1006 Lausanne

Open

Tuesday - Sunday 11pm - 6am

Free entry on first Saturday of each month.

Contact

Musée de l'Elysée
Avenue de l'Elysée 18
1014 Lausanne Adm cant
021 316 99 11 Telephone (musée)
021 316 99 12 Fax (musée)
info@elysee.ch
http://www.elysee.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport