New Charlie Chaplin Museum for Switzerland

The famous Charlie Chaplin spent his last years in the Lake Geneva district of Switzerland. Four of his children have now joined forces to launch a brand new museum called Chaplin’s World.

The museum building will be housed in the former Chaplin family home, Manoir de Ban, an 18th century mansion situated on an estate in Corsier-sur-Vevey, in the Swiss Riviera.

Visitors to the museum can expect exquisite views of the Alps, a large library comprising leather-bound collections and 19th century magazines. According to Liberty Voice, Charlie Chaplin made his films, wrote books, composed musical scores and gardened with his fourth wife, Oona, all from this immaculate venue.

The 3,000 square meter space will be entirely dedicated to the life of Chaplin and this will be a multimedia, cinematographic and virtual journey into his life as a star.

The Chaplin’s World Museum has been ten years in the making. Unfortunately, Chaplin fans will have to wait until spring 2016 for the opening. Curator, Yves Durand, said that everything is in place – the museum has “the financing, the project leader, the architect, the scenographer and the green light” from both the Chaplin family and Switzerland.

 

Source: Liberty Voice

Photo credits: Flickr

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Elizabeth Joss

Elizabeth Joss is the founder and main writer at The Museum Times. She works as a university lecturer by day and is an avid travel blogger and arts and culture enthusiast by night. Elizabeth started The Museum Times out of the need to give smaller, lesser-known museums more exposure.

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