|Prior to creating the 150cent website, Estelle and Alexandre had previously had success with their antique bookstore in Mulhouse and Colmar.
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pleasure of browsing, and more than just for the pleasure
Knock on the Door, Clermont-Ferrand’s cathedral, circa 1859 (click on the image to access 150cent)
Alexandre Steger and Estelle Hassenforder were confined as we all were in March 2020 when they decided to create something meeting several of their ideas about collecting and describing books, drawings and photographs from the past centuries.
The central concept is the almost desuet idea of choice, chosen books, selected photographs. 150cent presents a choice of carefully selected items.
150cent is not only in the digital sphere, one can meet the architects and most of the selected items in the village of Châtillon, located on the Saone, upstream from Châlon. Every two months, a new exhibition is inaugurated, photographs above all, but also popular imagery, rare books, lithographs.
Estelle and Alexandre invites professionals to join their site, , for example by opening a new category of works to collect.
Curators and collectors are all invited to comment and criticize this Beta version in order to improve the pleasure of browsing.
Now, if you consider a visit, you may be tempted to organize a multi-stage journey and consider the Niepce Museum in Chalon, the Niepce House in Lux, Girault de Prangey in the Langres Museum.