MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

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By Sylvie Rottmeier 28 April 2021

Work on the building that will house the Musee de l’Elysée and mudac is progressing according to schedule. The calendar of inaugural events for these museums has therefore been established. First of all, the public will be able to take a preview tour of the building during public site visits on 18 and 19 June 2021. Registration for these visits are now open online at

Once the building is completed, the general contractor will officially hand over the MEL and mudac building to the PLATEFORME 10 Foundation at the handover ceremony on 4 November 2021. A weekend for the public to discover the building will follow this event, on 6 and 7 November. This will be an opportunity to discover the architectural prowess of architects Aires Mateus, as well as an original installation by Swiss artist Christian Marclay. Marclay will have carte blanche to take over the future exhibition halls of the MEL and mudac with digital projections of thousands of still images from the collections of the two museums. This temporary activation of the space, which uses the architecture of the building as a blank canvas, will allow the public to explore the new setting of the two institutions.

The official opening of the MEL and mudac will take place on 15 June 2022. The building will be open to the public from 18 June. The inaugural period will then begin with several events, and the central point will be an exhibition common to the three museums of PLATEFORME 10 on the theme of the railway, which will be on display until 25 September 2022.

On the occasion of the handover of its new building, mudac looks back on the real transformation initiated by its move to the new arts district. Whether it is the development of its new scientific and cultural project or the updating of its visual identity, these changes reflect the fundamental values of the museum, embodying its boldness, its multiplicity and its deep roots on the historical and contemporary design scene.

To find out more about Christian Marclay’s artwork and the future of mudac, browse our press releases :

Press kit “mudac enhanced
Press release “Carte blanche to Christian Marclay
Press release “PLATEFORME 10 Press conference, 27 April 2021

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