Member of the Swiss Museum Association
The Musée de l'immigration was founded in 2005. Here you won't learn about the history of migration but rather individual and human stories of migration.
Known as the smallest museum in Switzerland, the Musée de l'immigration was founded by the teacher and artist Ernesto Ricou. Discover the history of immigration told through carefully preserved suitcases in which memories, journeys, and objects, tell the intimate and individual human stories of migration. Through this collection, we begin a dialog about the challenges and hardships these men, women, and children experienced in migration and their journey towards integration.
The exhibition space and collection at the Musée de l'immigration were curated to promote multiculturalism and raise awareness regarding the questions of immigration. Its purpose is to build bridges between the original culture and the host culture, improve cross-community dialogue, promote the integration of migrants into their new society, and develop tolerance and respect for the host country. The Musée de l'immigration aims to preserve the value of memory through this curated collection of witness accounts, objects, and documents.
Rue Saint-Martin 36,
+41 21 218 98 15
Send Us a Message
Copyright 2023 Immigration Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland
Website by Karim Zurita