The print collection holds over 330 pieces. The term “print” is used in its broadest sense, covering prints made using an array of methods of reproduction (screen prints, lithographs, heliography, photography, etc.) as well as single copies, illustrations and comic books.
The collection features artists now considered late-20th-century classics, such as Pietro Sarto, Etienne Delessert and Alain Le Foll. Since 2002, mudac has been a member of the Société Suisse de Gravure (Swiss Society for Engraving, SGG), which puts together an annual publication of prints by artists from Switzerland and around the world. This has made it possible to add prints by Emmanuelle Antille, Ugo Rondinone, Philippe Decrauzat and Valentin Carron to the mudac’s collection. The original works include such notable examples as Tom Tirabosco’s beautiful series created especially for the exhibition Couleur 3 – 30 ans (Colour 3-30 Years, 2012).
The inventory is constantly updated, and the works are documented photographically. It is available to view via the city of Lausanne’s museums database. Researchers and others with a particular interest in the field can view the collection by appointment.