Every year, the “Haut Comité des commémorations nationales” presents to the Ministry of Culture and Communication a selection of about a hundred personalities, whose birthdays are celebrated in the name of the nation.

This selection is […]

In July 2013, the Nicéphore Niépce House Museum — founded and exclusively financed by the Speos International Photography School since 1999 — was nominated “Maisons des illustres” by the French Ministry of Culture in the […]

Speos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce will be present at the Voies Off Festival for the 15th consecutive year.
Since 1996, the Voies Off Festival has been supporting a vast range of contemporary creative practices by offering their authors […]

The revised online edition of Niépce, correspondance et papiers is a compilation of over 700 documents from more than 50 archives spread all over the world.
Footnotes give thousands of references; its index of names […]

Initiated by the museum Maison Nicéphore Niépce, with the collaboration of Jean-Louis Bruley, Manuel Bonnet and the mairie de Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, the “Route de la Photo” — a series of photo spots — invites you to […]

In the attic of the photo museum Maison Nicéphore Niépce, Maurice Bonneviot — a notary — tells the story of the invention of photography via Niépce’s notarized letters and documents.

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 […]

Roger Cuvillier, inventor of the Pan Cinor objective, the first one to integrate a zoom lens (it was later called ZOOM), relates his invention in the attic of the Niépce House museum in Saint-Loup de […]

For the 10th Anniversary of the Niépce House, the SPE invited Pierre-Yves Mahé and Jean-Louis Marignier for a lecture on the ten years of research conducted in the Niépce House.

Partnership with the Institut Image of ENSAM in Chalon sur Saône where were presented:

– a 3D video displaying the internal mechanism of the Pyreolophore – a creation by Hadrien Duhamel (see the video)

– the birth […]

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 […]

On the occasion of Pentecost 2008 and 2009, the inhabitants of Saint-Loup-de-Varennes gathered, imitating the form of a camera (Niépce’s box). They had their photo taken individually by Niloufar Banisadr, and collectively by Pierre-Yves Mahé, […]

Partenariat de la Maison Nicéphore Niépce avec le Musée Suisse de l’appareil photographique à Vevey :

– création d’une vitrine consacrée au travail réalisé dans la Maison Nicéphore Niépce
– don par Spéos/Maison Nicéphore Niépce d’une importante […]

Jacqueline Bonnet had never been in the house where her ancestor, Nicéphore Niépce, succeeded for the first time in history in fixing an image. Last week, she went there with her son in a sort […]

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 […]

In 2008, the Academician Lucien Clergue invites Jean-Louis Marignier, researcher at the CNRS, at the Academy of Fine Arts to report on ten years of research and restoration at the Maison Niépce.

Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire
Thursday, […]

La photographe Janine Niépce, l’une des premières femmes reporters française , est décédée dimanche 5 Août 2007.

La photographe Janine Niépce, lointaine cousine de l’ inventeur de la photographie Nicéphore Niépce , est décédée dimanche 5 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Niépce’s House proudly presents the book Niépce, Correspondance et papiers, by Manuel Bonnet and Jean-Louis Marignier, a set of the most important documents ever collected on Niépce.

Mainly written to relatives and close friends, […]

First Photo Symposium

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Center at the University of Texas at Austin have organized an international symposium on research related to the “Point de vue du Gras” (1826) — the […]

Within the framework of research on the origins of photography, one of Daguerre’s first views of Paris was presented: the very image that allowed him to get the official acknowledgement of the invention of the […]

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 […]

For the second time since September 2002, we had the pleasure to welcome the students from the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

This two-year program, funded […]

Jean-Louis Marignier and Pierre-Yves Mahé regularly present the results of their findings on Nicéphore Niépce.

The first public presentation of the restoration of Niépce’s house took place in July 2000, during the “Rencontres Internationales de la […]