In 1986, by decision of the State Council, the State of Vaud brought its print collections together in Vevey. The collection is made up of the acquisitions made by Florian Rodari at the Musée de l’Élysée between 1979 and 1983, and of most of the 20th century collection of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. It offers a panorama of the technical history of printmaking from the Renaissance to the present day: Hans Sebald Beham, Benedetto Castiglione, Hendrick Goltzius, Jacques Callot, Gérard Edelinck, Charles Daubigny, Rodolphe Bresdin, Eugène Carrière, Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, Jacques Villon, Bram van Velde, Roy Lichtenstein.
20th and 21st century French-speaking Swiss engraving is particularly well represented: René Auberjonois, Claudia Comte, Violette Diserens, Marc Gonthier, Albert-Edgar Yersin, Jean-Pierre Kaiser, Stéphane Kropf, Catherine Bolle, André Beuchat, François Burland, Armand Desarzens, André Evrard, Mireille Gros, Marc Jurt, Jean Lecoultre, Rolf Lehmann, Ilse Lierhammer, Sébastien Mettraux, Henry Meyer, Claire Nicole, Gérard de Palézieux, Olivier Saudan, Francine Simonin, Pierre-Eugène Vibert.
Finally, in recent years, particular attention has been paid to international contemporary production: James Lee Byars, Jim Dine, Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, Lawrence Weiner. An active acquisition policy enables the development of these different areas of the collection.