Since 1999, Spéos actively protects the world heritage of photography through ownership of the museum of the invention of photography: the Maison Nicéphore Niépce Museum, where the very first photo in the world was taken by the creator of photography himself: Nicéphore Niépce. The Museum was awarded the prestigious label “Maison des Illustres” by the French Ministry of Culture in 2013, and sponsored by the Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts.
Spéos financed the creation of the book Niépce, Correspondance et Papiers, which contains all the correspondence of Niépce in a 1,600-page book written by Manuel Bonnet, a descendant of Niépce and Jean-Louis Marignier, a CNRS researcher. This book, published by Éditions Maison Nicéphore, is fully available online. Spéos continues to invest in research into Nicéphore Niépce’s inventions.
Learn more about the Maison Nicéphore Niépce Museum.
See all correspondence of Niépce online.