Out of the Box!

Tuesday to Sunday, 11pm - 6pm.
May 29, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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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 historic venture.

Make the most of a participative, interactive programme in three parts to experience this key moment.

Quite an Undertaking!

© Yannick Luthy

The museum’s Education Department invites you to discover all the steps involved in moving photographic artworks.

The trip has five stages, with quizzes, games, simulations and explanations about different museum occupations and the essential tasks required to transfer a collection like this one.

Over to you!

We need you!

© Yannick Luthy

The interactive crowdsourcing project proposed by the LabElysée begins with the Jongh Collection from a family of photographers settled in Switzerland since 1793.

Relatively well documented, it nonetheless includes many photographs for which information is missing, mainly to identify the places and recognise the buildings.

Help us complete the captions!

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Behind the scenes!

© Yannick Luthy

Thanks to the glass partitions that reveal the museum team’s workspace, you can watch the activity on the collections in real time!

Technicians, archivists and curators prepare each artwork for its transfer to PLATEFORME 10.

Come and take a look!


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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