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Petition: Save Chalon's musée Nicéphore Niépce

A petition, which will be presented to the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône has been launched to support musée Nicéphore Niépce. Nearly 5000 people have already signed. The highly regarded museum has suffered 60 per cent budget cuts over the past two years and the petition asks the mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône to guarantee the financial resources necessary for the operation of the museum.

The public service mission and activities of the museum are being challenged by budgetary restrictions imposed by the municipality: including a nearly 60 per cent budget cut and an acquisition budget cut from €43,000 in 2015 to €14 000 in 2016. The cuts will have serious consequences on the collection, exhibitions and cultural mediation.

The collection was conceived and developed since 1974, and has nearly 3 million images, objects and books. It is one of the richest devoted to photography in France and Europe. The active acquisition policy, focusing on contemporary photography, provides institutional and international recognition to photographers.Temporary exhibitions support a highly regarded cultural public service mission and foster public discussion. 

See and sign the petition here.

See the museum's English website here to read more: http://en.museeniepce.com/

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