The Fondation Toms Pauli has moved to PLATFORME 10,
the new arts district in Lausanne, CH

The Fondation Toms Pauli has moved to PLATFORME 10,<br>the new arts district on Lausanne, CH

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, MCBA-EBV_43, photo: Simon Menges

In 2020, after 20 years in the heart ot the city, the Fondation Toms Pauli relocated to the new building that houses the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (MCBA), designed by the architects Barozzi and Veiga. The administrative offices have been moved there as well as the cantonal collections of 16th to 20th century tapestries, the specialised library and the artistic archives of the International Centre of Ancient and Modern Tapestries (CITAM).

The Public will have the chance to discover the collections preserved and cared for by the Fondation at temporary exhibitions organised at the MCBA or abroad. Apart from these specific events, the works will not be on view in the Museum´s permanent exhibition rooms.

The first, not-to-be-missed event
In summer 2023 the Foundation will be presenting a double exhibition featuring the works of two artists that marked the history of Fibre Art in the second half of the 20th century:

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz, in partnership with Tate Modern, London
  • Elsi Giauque, in scientific collaboration with the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich

Although the year 2020 was chiefly concerned with the Foundation´s move, new works could enrich the Toms Pauli collections:

  • A contemporary creation by the Japanese artist Machiko Agano (donation)
  • Eight 20th century tapestries by Françoise Ragno, Pierrette Gonseth-Favre, Arthur Jobin and Michel Vouga, on long term loan from the Collection d´art de la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV), Lausanne


New address:
Fondation Toms Pauli
Plateforme 10
16, place de la Gare
CH - 1003 Lausanne

New in the Toms Pauli collection: contemporary creation by the Japanese artist Machiko Agano, photo: Kyoto, 2007

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