Opening Foam Talent, 2022 © Foam. Photo Josef Degrabiele

Partner institutes

Foam Members (Foam Friends, Club Foam members and Foam Fund shareholders) get free entrance to 11 renowned photography museums abroad. Discover the international museums below.

The Photographers' Gallery


The Photographers' Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists, it is the place to see photography in all its forms.

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New York

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a museum and school dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. ICP makes programs of the highest quality to promote the knowledge of the medium. These include exhibitions, collections and education for the general public, members, students and professionals in the field of photography.

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Musée de l'Elysée


Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne (Suisse) is entirely dedicated to photography. The museum holds a unique collection of more than 100,000 prints and preserves several photographic archives, in particular those of Ella Maillart, Nicolas Bouvier, Charlie Chaplin and René Burri. Musée de l’Elysée presents four major exhibitions in Lausanne each year and an average of fifteen in prestigious museums and festivals around the world.

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Jeu de Paume


The Jeu de Paume is an arts center with a strong reputation for exhibiting and promoting all forms of mechanical and electronic imagery (photography, cinema, video, installation, web art, etc.). The Jeu de Paume also organises exhibitions and hosts film programs, symposia, seminars, and educational activities.

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Since opening in 1996, the MEP remains the primary French institution dedicated to photography in all its forms. Their exhibition programme includes both internationally recognised and emerging photographers and filmmakers, highlighting the diversity of artistic approaches to contemporary lens-based practices. Including a world-class collection of photographic prints and artists' films from the post-war period and one of the largest specialised research libraries in Europe, the MEP is without equal in Paris.

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Fotomuseum Winterthur & Fotostiftung Schweiz


Fotomuseum Winterthur, founded in 1993, is dedicated to photography as an art form and document, and as a representation of reality. Fotomuseum Winterthur is both an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists, as well as a traditional museum for works by 19th and 20th-century masters. In 2002, they combined with Fotostiftung Schweiz to create the Center for Photography – Switzerland’s foremost centre for photographic expertise.

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Musée de la Photographie


Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi is one of the most extensive and most important museums of photography in Europe with a collection of 80,000 photographs – including 800 on permanent display – and the conservation of 3 million negatives. Since 1987, the contemporary art centre has been located in a renovated old Carmelite convent in the Gothic Revival style.

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Photography Forum Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main

Photography Forum Frankfurt has offered his audience successful unique photographic perspectives for more than a quarter century. Photography Forum Frankfurt aims to promote all aspects of the photographic medium through organising exhibitions, workshops, lectures and events.

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In broad, multi-purpose rooms FORMA offers a rich program of exhibitions, films, lectures and other educational activities. FORMA also has a specialised bookstore and Print Room, where fine art photography prints are for sale.

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The FoMu in Antwerpen houses an impressive collection of prints, cameras and photographic objects. Thematically organised the changing collections, presentations and exhibitions show a desire to present photography as it is now - as well as what it was - and the many possibilities it offers.

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Fotografiska is an international meeting place where everything revolves around photography. The ambition is to exhibit world-renowned photographers, as well as those who are not yet established. The museum features 4 major exhibitions per year and approximately 15-20 minor exhibitions. Since its opening in 2010, Fotografiska has shown legends like Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle and Nick Brandt and introduced new photographers like Helena Blomqvist, Klara Kallstrom and Johan Wik.

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Pink Ladies and Pear, 2012 © Daniel Gordon, courtesy of the Foam Collection
Opening of recommended Olympus Fellowship at Foam
Deborah, from the series Week– End, 2009 © Alex Prager, courtesy of the Foam Collection

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