Natasha Caruana

03.02.14 - Research trip to France

'The Detective'

Feeling in a bit of a creative funk I took a trip to France to visit the musée Nicéphore-Niépce collection. I had heard stories of their treasure for quite a while and decided - I had to go and see for myself!

The museum is in Chalon-sur-Saône, France and directed by François Cheval. The building is filled will the most passionate team of curators, archivists and more.

I primarily went to research the 'Detective' newspaper for new work inspiration but ended up finding so many wonderful artifacts around my research topic of love, fantasy and betrayal. 

One incredible collection was based on paradox. A wife and best friend ran off with the husband... later the cheated wife photographically erased all her exhusband faces in an attempt to banish the pain from memory.