Historically, the museum in Chalon is the first major French public institution devoted to photography. It is supported mainly by the city. The contributions of patrons goes far beyond territorial recognition or financial support. The museum’s different activities, spaces for production and open spaces (exhibitions, publishing, printing, education, research, multimedia development, etc.) benefit from specific and loyal patrons, who make it a part of a genuine entrepreneurial economy of coproduction: BNP-Paribas for publishing, Epson for production, Olympus for the loan or equipment and teaching, Central-Dupon for lamination, In Situ for video and multimedia, a wine producer for acquisitions, Canson, etc.
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