About us

 

The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation is a non-profit organisation set up in April 2001 with the aim of creating a museum dedicated to the life and work of Chaplin in his own home, the Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.

Since Chaplin’s World opened in April 2016, the Foundation’s mission has been to contribute to the development of the museum and its future programme of cultural activities with the values represented in Chaplin’s work always in mind.

Activities

THE LEGEND LIVES ON

Charlie Chaplin was a master of many trades: actor, director, composer and musician, writer, producer, acrobat…

His multifaceted genius is reflected in Chaplin’s World but remains to be explored in even greater depth through temporary exhibitions, circus-related events, concerts, cultural events for all ages… the list is long, as Chaplin’s heritage covers many arts.

The Foundation would like to offer all visitors to Chaplin’s World a range of cultural activities and unique experiences, in particular related to cinema, music and the art of the circus.

Programme 2020

2020 music time

OPENING CONCERT

January 30 

Charlie Chaplin music on violin and piano with projected film images.

February 7

Gershwin, Bernstein (and more) repertoire performed on piano and on clarinet by Patrick Messina. Co-produced by Lavaux Classic.

the sound of charlie chaplin

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION

March 13 – June 28

Developed by the Musée de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris, this exhibition is a fascinating rediscovery of Chaplin’s work from a musical point of view, including his use of dance, rhythm, speech and sound.

world music day with chaplin !

CONCERTS FOR
EVERY MUSICAL TASTE

June 21

Concert by young students of the Vevey Montreux Riviera conservatory playing Chaplin music

closing concert

CONCERT

November

Final concert to celebrate the end of the Music Times 2020 programme

at the circus with the tramp !

LIVE SHOWS IN A CIRCUS TENT

April 10 – 26

Three shows a day, in collaboration with L’Alchimie, circus school. Performances are inspired by some of Chaplin’s most famous tunes

movie monster

HALLOWEEN

October 19 – November 1st

Spooky fun at the Manoir de Ban to the rhythm of music from horror films. In collaboration with the Vevey Montreux Riviera conservatory.

Values

Charlie Chaplin’s art is universal – his Tramp character continues to inspire laughter worldwide.

His message of tolerance and humanism transcends cultures, continents and centuries, and his messages of peace and courage still resound today.

The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation is committed to organizing and collaborating in charitable, social and humanitarian initiatives linked with the promotion of art and culture in Switzerland and beyond, in order to pursue and spread the humanist values associated with Chaplin’s work.

Origins

the dream behind the project

“The idea for an ambitious, large-scale museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and his life’s work came about in the year 2000, when Swiss architect Philippe Meylan and Quebecois curator, film buff and Chaplin aficionado Yves Durand first met. The project was brought to life by a dedicated group, made up of business people, artists and key local players, as well as teams of architects, engineers and designers, working together with the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation.

In March 2003, the local councils of the villages of Corsier, Chardonne, Corseaux and Jongny wholeheartedly accepted to support the project with a bank guarantee. The Conférence des syndics, a Swiss Riviera mayors’ organisation, set up a working group that led to the support of the entire district.

Chaplin’s World is the product of ten years of work: market and feasibility studies, site renovation, and scenic design, as well as consultation and co-operation with Swiss authorities and stakeholders. This unique project brought together financial and institutional partners such as the Canton of Vaud, local authorities, cultural and tourist organisations, and businesses on the Swiss Riviera.

a solid foundation

Chaplin’s World is now established as an exemplary cultural, touristic and economic project in the region, through the support of the following bodies: The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation, Association Chaplin (the artist’s legal heirs), Roy Export SA.S. (owners of the rights to Chaplin’s films made from 1918 onwards), Bubbles Incorporated SA (holders of the rights associated with Chaplin’s image and likeness), Chaplin Museum Development and Nestlé Switzerland (the project’s development sponsor).

It also received the support of the Canton de Vaud, with the extension of an economic development loan of CHF10m (€8.2m), which is backed by ten neighbouring municipalities. Their commitment demonstrates the project’s economic, cultural and touristic significance.

Additional support from…

Michael Chaplin

Victoria Thierrée

Jean Albert Revel

Fondation Coromandel

Fondation du Casino Barrière de Montreux

Join us

WHY DONATE TO THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN MUSEUM FOUNDATION ?

All our actions and events share one common goal: to preserve and spread the work and the humanist values of Charlie Chaplin, so that these values and his artistic heritage reach as many people as possible for generations to come.

Donating to the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation means supporting:

Presentations, conferences, talks and expert panels related to music and film

Creative workshops and fun events for kids to learn about Chaplin’s work 

Concerts, screenings, temporary exhibitions and more…

YOUR SUPPORT

The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation is an officially recognized non-profit organisation, supervised by PKF Fiduciaire SA in Vevey.

We guarantee financial transparency in donation procedures, and in their allocation.

Donations to the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation are eligible for a tax reduction, according to articles 33a and 59 para. 2 of Swiss federal tax law.

In order to reach its charitable goals, the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation requires continued financial support. When you donate to the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation, you can choose whether your donation will be used to finance a specific artistic or educational project, or whether the funds are used to acquire heritage objects for the museum.

Structure

The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation members include:


President              
M. Michael Chaplin, Chaplin family member

Vice-President
Victoria Thiérrée Chaplin, Chaplin family member

Secretary 
M. Michel Henry, former mayor of Corsier-sur-Vevey

MEMBERS :

Eugene Chaplin 
Chaplin family member

Yves Durand    
Chaplin’s World developer

Philippe Meylan
Chaplin’s World developer

Ursula Bucher
Corsier-sur-Vevey council official

Gaston Barman
Former mayor of Corseaux

Béatrice De Reyniès
Chaplin’s World managing director

Annick Barbezat-Perrin
Chaplin’s World communications director

President              
Vice-President   
Secretary 

MEMBRES
Eugene Chaplin 
Yves Durand      
Philippe Meylan
Ursula Bucher
Gaston Barman
Béatrice De Reyniès
Annick Barbezat-Perrin

Michael Chaplin, Chaplin family member
Victoria Thiérrée Chaplin, Chaplin family member
Michel Henry, former mayor of Corsier-sur-Vevey

MEMBRES
Chaplin family member
Chaplin’s World developer
Chaplin’s World developer
Corsier-sur-Vevey council official
Former mayor of Corseaux
Chaplin’s World managing director
Chaplin’s World communications director

The Foundation works in close collaboration with the Chaplin Office in Paris, which represents the other members of the Chaplin family and the companies that manage Chaplin’s name and image rights, the rights to his films and his archives.

ADDRESS

Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation
Route du Fénil 6
1804 Corsier-sur-Vevey

contact@charliechaplinmuseumfoundation.com

USEFUL CONTACTS

Chaplin’s World
Route du Fenil 2
1804 Corsier-sur-Vevey
+41 21 903 01 30
contact@chaplinsworld.com

chaplinsworld.com

The Chaplin Office
58 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris, France
+33 1 40 26 31 23

office@charliechaplin.com

charliechaplin.com