Nicéphore Niépce Museum

The Nicéphore Niépce Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of photography founded in 1972, officially designated a Musée de France, and dedicated to the inventor of photography Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833). The Nicéphore Niépce Museum located in Chalon-sur-Saône in Saône-et-Loire.[1]

Collection and exhibitionsEdit

Located in the former Royal Messengers' lodgings, the Nicéphore Niépce Museum holds a collection of rare photographs and over 6,000 cameras and related items.[2] Additionally, the museum presents exhibits that range from early cameras belonging to Nicéphore Niépce and his associate Daguerre, the first color photographs, photochromes from 1868 to holographic images; as well as, early Kodak and Globuloscope panoramic cameras.[2] The exhibits at the museum inform the visitors of the invention of photography while also showcasing the immense progress made in the field of photography in last 200 years.[2]


  1. ^ "Nicéphore Niépce museum, Chalon-sur-Saône, France". Google Arts & Culture. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  2. ^ a b c "Nicéphore-Niépce Museum". 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2020-08-22.

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Coordinates: 46°46′49″N 4°51′21″E / 46.78014°N 4.85589°E / 46.78014; 4.85589