Musée de l'Élysée is a museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, entirely devoted to photography. It is a government-supported institution founded in 1985 by Charles-Henri Favrod in an 18th-century mansion.
The collection of more than 100,000 photographs includes those of colour pioneer Gabriel Lippmann right up to contemporary photographers such as Jeff Wall. The museum offers both collection and temporary exhibitions.
The entire collections of Ella Maillart and Nicolas Bouvier have been left to the museum after their deaths. Also in 2011 the museum acquired Charlie Chaplin's entire collection of photographs: around 10,000 photographs taken throughout Chaplin's career.
As of 2015, the Director is Tatyana Franck. It is planned that the collection will move into a new building in 2020, in a complex currently under construction, combining it with two other museums: the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts.
YouTube Musée de l'Elysée short video tour