The inauguration of Photo Elysée and mudac took place on on the weekend of June 18 and 19. The building will then open its doors to the public with a joint exhibition of the three Plateforme 10 museums on the theme of the railway.

A new arts district

The merger of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA), Photo Elysée and mudac, together with the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton foundations, will form a new 25,000 m² arts district in the heart of Lausanne.

Plateforme 10’s mission is to awaken the curiosity of all audiences by offering them a place to live, a space for discovery, exchange, learning, experimentation and wonder, as well as for leisure and contemplation.

Plateforme 10 will open on 18 and 19 June 2022 and inaugurate the new Photo Elysée and mudac museum building at the same time. More information
Vues de l'installation "Déballage" de Christian Marclay, espaces du mudac et Photo Elysée à PLATEFORME10, novembre 2021 © Christian Marclay Photo © William Gammuto Sàrl/William Gammuto
Le bâtiment du Musée de l’Elysée et du mudac durant le weekend découverte, novembre 2021

Discovery week-end

On November 4, 2021, the mudac and Photo Elysée received the keys to their new building at Plateforme 10 during an official ceremony. This historic moment was followed by a discovery weekend during which the public will be able to explore the finished building. On this occasion, we have given carte blanche to Christian Marclay, who will present an installation called “Unpacking”.

See the highlights

Double the exhibition space, a cultural outreach space at its heart, four times the volume of the collection reserves, a large bookshop-boutique, a café, a restaurant, a research centre and a library shared with Photo Elysée : in the Plateforme 10 arts district, the public will discover a truly enhanced mudac from June 18 2022.

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Photo Elysée

A cultural institution that is indispensable because of the high quality of its exhibitions, its publications and the archives it preserves and promotes, the Photo Elysée testifies to the diversity of photographic practices. One of the largest institutions dedicated to photography, the museum continues to assert itself as a centre of excellence in its five defining fields: exhibition, collection, publication, education and new technology.

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

A stone’s throw from the new mudac, MCBA was the first to open on the PLATEFORME 10 site, in 2019. The architecture is meant to promote the best possible connection between the visitor and the work of art. The choice was made not to vie with the art, but rather to highlight and enhance it through the design. Restaurant, book- and giftshop, auditorium, specialized library, studio for public outreach projects – these tools are meant to help one and all prolong their visit and promote connections and exchanges with others.

As far as the collection goes, MCBA has approximately 10,000 works and its reputation, both national and international, relies on five major collections: the Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) and Louis Soutter (1871-1942) collections.

To get an overview of the progress of the new arts district and the various activities initiated by the three museums, discover the interactive timeline offered by Plateforme 10.




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mudac – Lausanne’s Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts – is the only institution in Western Switzerland entirely dedicated to design.


From 1967 to 2000 at Avenue de Villamont, then from 2000 to 2020 at Place de la Cathédrale, and today at Plateforme 10, mudac continues to foster cross-disciplinarity and the dynamics of exchanges with other disciplines.