End of Anoxia for the Last Objects of the World’s Oldest Photo Lab

In summer 2010, the last objects of the world’s oldest photo lab are finally on view in the Niépce House after several months of anoxia — a process that consists in destroying worms and parasites contained in the wood by means of a vacuum, without interfering with future chemical analyses.

21 July 2010|Exhibition|

Exhibition of David Niépce’s Objects

The team working at the Niépce House has made some new research and discoveries in a near-by attic — the surprise to be revealed during the National Heritage Days 2010 (September 18 and 19).
Cette collection d’objets de David Niépce est maintenant exposée à la Maison Nicéphore Niépce.
Who was David Niépce?
A bit of family history…
Among the […]

18 September 2009|Discovery, Exhibition|

Le pyréolophore reconstitué

A l’initiative de Manuel Bonnet, et sous la direction technique de Jean-Louis Bruley, Spéos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce a décidé de célébrer le bicentenaire du Pyréolophore en reconstruisant celui ci tel qu’il était à l’origine.
Il s’agit du premier moteur à explosion qui fut inventé et breveté par les frères Niépce en 1807. Dix ans plus tard, ils […]

20 September 2008|Exhibition|

First exhibition of the pictures of Joseph Fortuné Petiot-Groffier lab

On June 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2007

On the occasion of its second anniversary, Chambre avec Vues hosted a preview exhibition on Joseph Fortuné Petiot-Groffier’s lab — the oldest known in the world.

To accompany this outstanding presentation in Paris, the gallery has brought together a selection of vintage prints and ancient processes: cyanotypes, chrysotypes, and palladium […]

20 June 2007|Exhibition|

The world’s oldest Photographic Studio and Lab

The Photographic Studio and Lab of Fortuné Joseph Petiot-Groffier (1788-1855)
This lab is the oldest existing we know of at present (thanks to the receipts, the chemicals can be dated back as far as 1840-41).

From photography pioneers such as Niépce, Daguerre, Talbot or Bayard, no entire lab has been preserved, but individual ancient large format cameras […]

Reconstruction of “La table servie”

Every year, the National Heritage Days are the occasion for the Niépce House to present new reasearch and findings, which then are put on show in the house permanently.

La table servie de Nicéphore Niépce

Since J.L. Marignier’s research published in 1999, one knows that the image of the “Table Servie” – whose origins were uncertain – […]

A Daguerreotype by Mark Osterman

This daguerreotype — presented by Arago at the Académie des Sciences in 1839 — was shown at the Niépce House in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, where Daguerre stayed for 8 weeks, thanks to a collaboration with the Musée Hyacinthe Rigaud.

Jean-Louis Marignier and Pierre-Yves Mahé did the very same investigations they had already done in Nicéphore Niépce’s House, to […]

24 September 2002|Exhibition|