Out of the Box !

Tuesday to Sunday, 11pm - 6pm.
September 18, 2019 - September 6, 2020

Installation temporary closure

Due to health regulations, the installation the Out of the Box ! and the reading room remain closed until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.

© Mathilda Olmi

Until its temporary closure in October 2020, there will be free admittance to the museum while it prepares to move its collections to PLATEFORME 10.

The Musée de l’Elysée’s collections contain 1.2 million objects covering the entire history of photography, all of which will be transferred to the future museum!

The loft has been converted for the occasion, and the public is invited for an inside peek to discover and understand the various stages of this historical operation.

Quite an Undertaking !

© Mike Sommer

Try for yourself: inventory the photographs, dust off the negatives and carry the boxes!

A five-step journey to get to know everything about the essential tasks required to transfer a collection.

Behind the scenes !

© Mike Sommer

During the week, the museum's curators, restorers and documentalists pack up the objects to prepare them for the move.

Every first Sunday of the month, come meet them and ask all your questions at our "Sundays behind the scenes" activity!


With the generous support of la Fondation le Cèdre, in memory of Mr. Alexander Carswell and his mother Mrs. Viktoria Carswell.


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