Musée de l’Elysée
Lausanne, Switzerland

Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Musée de l’Elysée is one of the world’s leading museums entirely dedicated to photography.

The collection of more than 100,000 photographs includes those of color 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. In 2011 the museum acquired Charlie Chaplin’s entire collection of photographs: around 10,000 photographs taken throughout Chaplin’s career.

It is planned that the collection will move into a new building in 2020, in a complex currently under construction, designed by Portuguese architects Aires Mateus, and combining it with two other museums: the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, the latter also by Aires Mateus. [via]