#ceciestimportant / What is the most important image on your smartphone?

CHOOSE the most important image on your smartphone

POST-IT* on Instagram or Twitter with #ceciestimportant (or send it by email at

COME see it at LabElysée and contribute to a collective artwork.

We all have the possibility of instantly taking, modifying and sharing our photos. More than 95 million photos and videos are posted daily on Instagram and more than 2,263 images are uploaded to Facebook every second.* Shared worldwide and easily accessible thanks to hashtags, these photos rapidly appear and disappear, subject to “likes” and the trends of the moment.

The installation #ceciestimportant, together with Happy City Lab, offers the opportunity to reflect on the fleeting impact of images published on the social networks and to focus on this new phenomenon, this extreme popularization of photography in a place like a museum, which is in contrast with this trend.

*En participant, vous cédez votre image et ses droits d’utilisation au Musée de l’Elysée.

#ceciestimportant Instagram feed


LabElysée is the museum’s new space dedicated to digital culture. A living laboratory at the heart of the museum, LabElysée questions the way that a cultural institution dedicated to photography plays with new technologies. At a time when Internet has become a creative tool, LabElysée invites the visitor, to the museum and online, to follow and contribute to the development of the photography museum of the future.


  • LabElysée is a living laboratory where the visitor can live and experience the digital world at the heart of the museum.
  • LabElysée is both physical and virtual.
  • LabElysée is flexible, versatile, modular and reactive.
  • LabElysée tests and questions the changes brought about by the digitization of society.
  • LabElysée is a catalyst for encounters.
  • LabElysée highlights the innovative projects sponsored by the museum.
  • LabElysée encourages the visitor to view photography with a critical eye.
  • LabElysée invites the visitor to shape the museum of the future.


LabElysée benefits from the generous support of the Fondation BNP Paribas, the Loterie Romande and the Canton of Vaud.

Launch of LabElysée

On the occasion of the Nuit des musées 2017, the Musée de l’Elysée is inaugurating LabElysée, an experimental space devoted to digital culture.

Press release | PDF