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Fondation NapolÉon and its partnerships

Within the framework of its task of promoting and supporting historical study of the two Napoleonic Empires, the Fondation Napoléon has been pursuing a policy of partnership with higher education institutions and research centres in France and abroad since 2000.

Partnership with the Musée de l'Armée (Paris)

Prince Massena (Fondation Napoléon) and the General Bresse (Musée de l'Armée) On 6 April, 2010, M. Victor-André Masséna, Prince d'Essling and President of the Fondation Napoléon, and General Robert Bresse, Director of the Musée de l'Armée, signed a partnership agreement linking the two establishments and their future collaborations.
As part of this agreement, the Musée and the Fondation have agreed to continue to collaborate in the organisation of: events, notably exhibitions, academic exchanges and, more generally, anything that will encourage the development of Napoleonic history and the public interest thereof. The signatories will promote in particular research from historians and individuals into the imperial periods, aided by an accord between the respective institutions' documentation centres. Joint research projects and publications will also be discussed. A board to oversee the collaboration will be set up shortly.

Institutional partnership in Northern Italy:

The Fondation Napoléon and the Provincia di Alessandria, Italy

The Fondation Napoléon has signed a partnership with the Provincia di Alessandria which envisages scholarly and museological collaboration. Articles produced by the Centre for Napoleonic studies in Alessandria will be published in Napoleonica La Revue (the Fondation's e-journal), the Fondation will act in an advisory capacity on the scientific committee for the designing of the new Museum of the Battle of Marengo, or Marengo Museum. The re-opening of the museum and the building of the pyramid is part of the Fondation's commitment to encourage and support the study of Napoleon I worldwide.

For further details concerning developments at the new museum in Marengo outside Alessandria, click here.

A beacon partnership:

The Fondation NapolÉon and the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, at the Florida State University, USA

For several years now the Fondation Napoléon has been cultivating a close relationship with the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at the Florida State University in Tallahassee. In September 2007, the two institutions signed a general partnership agreement.

This makes provision for the two institutions to develop, within the framework of their historical research and dissemination of Napoleonic history in any form, their academic collaboration and to share where possible their resources, with a view to promoting and disseminating historical research on the Napoleonic period. In particular, they will combine their resources and expertise to organise:

  • joint events, such as conferences, colloquia, historical research meetings;
  • academic exchanges, such as collaborations on research, publications, and contacts between librarians and libraries;
  • reception of students to include giving them the opportunity to pursue their studies, possibly even considering the possibility of setting up study grants and post-doctoral training programmes; and any other joint action likely to further the objective of the agreement.

Furthermore, the Fondation Napoléon and the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution undertake to:

  • offer a special welcome to students of Florida State University and researchers from the Fondation Napoléon, in particular by giving them easier access to the Bibliothèque d’Etudes et de Recherches (Fondation Napoléon) and to the Napoleon Collection (Strozier Library, Florida State University);
  • establish, in a form yet to be decided, regular interchanges between librarians, in the form of bibliographical searches or exchange of information;
  • promote the activity of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution on the website and promote the activity of the Fondation Napoléon on the website

For further details, contact Peter Hicks, international relations manager at the Fondation Napoléon, at: hicks(at)




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