the Platform ten Foundation, which brings bringing together three Vaudois cantonal museums on the site of the new Quartier des Arts in Lausanne, announces the appointment of Nathalie Herschdorfer as Director of Photo Élysée, Cantonal Museum for Photography.
Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator, art historian and photo historian, and currently directs the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland, whose notoriety she has steadily increased since taking office in 2014. Her appointment as director of Photo Élysée marks a return to her roots for the Lausanne resident, who has already worked for more than ten years for the museum as curator and exhibition director (from 1998 to 2010).
Nathalie Herschdorfer convinced the selection jury with her in-depth knowledge of photography and her experience in museum management as well as her national and international cultural network. His strategic thinking, as well as his ideas for the future development of Photo Élysée in close collaboration with all the Platform 10 teams, particularly convinced the commission. She will take office on June 1, 2022.
“Photo Élysée is one of the most prestigious museums in the world of photography. I am delighted to return to the museum and take over its leadership as it opens a new chapter in its history. From now on, photography will no longer be isolated, but will interact with the other arts. Within this new dynamic cultural center for Lausanne and its region, Photo Elysée will experience unprecedented development. It’s a great challenge to take up. With the new building that Photo Élysée shares with the mudac and its immediate proximity to the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, it will represent a new generation of cultural institutions, a 21st century museum open to all. I look forward to joining Platform 10 and its teams, to building a solid program for Photo Élysée and to defending the dynamism of the arts district of Lausanne.