News from the Fondation Toms Pauli


The Fondation Toms Pauli has moved to PLATFORME 10, the new arts district in Lausanne.
In 2020, after 20 years in the heart of 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. Our administrative offices have been moved there as well as the cantonal collections of 16th- 20th-century tapestries, our 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.

Our first, not-to-be-missed event
In the summer of 2023, the Fondation will be presenting a double exhibition featuring the works
of two artists that marked the history of Fiber 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, Zurich.

Although the year 2020 was chiefly concerned with the Foundation’s move, we are happy
to announce that new works have enriched our collections:

  • A contemporary creation by the Japanese artist Machiko Agano, a 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
Place de la Gare 16
CH - 1003 Lausanne
Tél. +41 21 329 06 86

Image : Françoise Ragno, Carceri No XVI d’après Piranese, 1980, 10e Biennale internationale de la tapisserie, 1981 , Collection d’art de la BCV, Lausanne. Photo : Tarik Hayward

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