One of the world’s largest institutions dedicated to photography, the Musée de l’Elysée is recognized for its role in favour of the multiplicity of photographic practices, for the quality and diversity of its exhibitions and publications, and for the wealth of its collections.
Closed to the public since October 2020, the Musée de l’Elysée is currently organizing its move to the heart of the new Lausanne arts district known as PLATEFORME 10, where it will join the new Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), inaugurated in October 2019. In a dedicated building, specially designed by Portuguese architects Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, it will share the space with the Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains (mudac).
The Musée de l’Elysée and mudac will be able to move into their new premises on the PLATEFORME 10 site on 4 November 2021.
A weekend for the public to discover the building will follow this event, on 6 and 7 November. This will be an opportunity to discover the architectural prowess of architects Aires Mateus, as well as an original installation by Swiss artist Christian Marclay.
Marclay will have carte blanche to take over the future exhibition halls of the MEL and mudac with digital projections of thousands of still images from the collections of the two museums. This temporary activation of the space, which uses the architecture of the building as a blank canvas, will allow the public to explore the new setting of the two institutions.
The official opening of the MEL and mudac will take place on 15 June 2022.