Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne

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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.

Based in Switzerland, it presents four major exhibitions in Lausanne each year and an average of fifteen in prestigious museums and festivals around the world. Regional by character and international in scope, it seeks to constantly develop new and exciting ways to interact with audiences and collaborate with other institutions.
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  • Jan Grover was a featured artist. Her displayed work includes still life photos of knives and forks on a greasy frying pan, blurry pictures from what looks like the sixties of cars half out of the...  more »
  • Well curated photo exhibitions - currently especially a retrospective of Martine Franck. The surrounding park looks inviting, too.  more »
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  • beautiful location with great view. changing photography exhibitions usually worth seeing.
  • One of my fav pboto museum. It has incredible exhibition and events. Definitely always worth a visit from geneva just for that
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