The Photomobile Elysée has come to an end!

After two seasons and nearly 3’000 kilometers travelled, it is time for the Photomobile Elysée to close its tour.

From November 2020 to December 2021, during the temporary closure of the museum while we moved to Plateforme 10, the Photomobile Elysée allowed us to meet schools and specialized institutions of the Canton of Vaud.

The Photomobile in a few figures:

  • 2’737 participants from 4 to 104 years old
  • 162 workshops realized
  • 2’954 kilometers traveled in the canton of Vaud
  • 1’250 labels distributed for the photographs of the workshop “Hors cadre”
  • 157 color photographs taken during the “Lumière et Trichromie” workshop

L'Elysée hors champ

Dive into the workshops offered by the Photomobile Elysée by discovering the articles on our online journal (in French only).

The Photomobile Elysée in video

“During its relocation phase, Photo Elysée explores the canton of Vaud with its Photomobile, a van that crisscrosses the roads and offers fun workshops and discovery of the world of photography to schools and specialized institutions.

"Hors cadre" workshop

“On the board, one of the two mediators draws around the image as indicated by the participants. ‘Sometimes they imagine a plane or rain! We don’t restrict them. So much the better if they suggest something crazy! We try to get them to question what is coherent, but there is no right or wrong answer.'”

"Lumière et Trichromie" workshop

What do the students participating in the Photomobile Elysée’s “Lumière et Trichromie” workshop discover? “They will now learn how 19th century scientists unlocked the mystery of color and applied it to photography. The guessing game continues. When was the first color photograph taken? The categorical – and surprising – answer from the participants: ‘1990!’ When told that it was much earlier, they offer: ‘In 1500!’ The correct answer is somewhere in between… in 1861.'”

"Mes identités numériques" workshop

“How many times a day does a teenager take pictures of himself with his smartphone? How do they present themselves on social networks and what relationship do they have with their image on the Internet?” Created by the Fotomuseum Winterthur and offered by the Photomobile Elysée, the workshop “Mes identités numériques”, explores these themes with students aged 12 to 15. It aims to develop a critical reflection on the photographic images we produce on a daily basis and on our rights when we post them on applications.


The Photomobile Elysée project is generously supported by the Fondation Le Cèdre, the Fondation Coromandel, the Fondation Ernst Göhner, the Fondation Françoise Champoud, the Fondation Arpe and the Pour-cent culturel Migros.

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An exceptional weekend

A look back at two exceptional days!

More than 15,000 of you took part in the discovery weekend of Photo Elysée and mudac’s new building at Plateforme 10, and we thank you for that!

You were able to preview the vast spaces of the building designed by the Portuguese architects Aires Mateus as well as the installation created especially for the occasion by the internationally renowned Swiss artist Christian Marclay, who was able to highlight the architecture and collections of both museums. “Impressive” was the recurring word many of you used when you discovered the building, realizing the magnitude of the architectural challenge.

The handover of the keys to our building marks the end of more than 3 years of construction, but more importantly, the beginning of a new chapter in our history! In the coming months, our teams will progressively move into the building to install the first exhibitions that you will be able to discover next summer.

See you on June 18 and 19, 2022 for the Opening of Photo Elysée and mudac at Plateforme 10!

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