Marengo and the Pyramid

Author(s) : HICKS Peter
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The Pyramid


In May this year, Napoleon finally got his pyramid in commemoration of the Battle of Marengo, 14 June, 1800. The pyramid was built and financed by the Provincia di Alessandria in a project piloted by the president of the Provincia di Alessandria, Paolo Filippi, the president of the Centro Studi Napoleonici, Giulio Massobrio, and Cultural Services manager Gigi Poggio. And the inauguration of the new pyramidal entrance space took place on the weekend of 23-24 May, 2009.

Preview of the collection

<i>The speeches</i>” />The new museum auditorium was packed to hear speeches by the Paolo Filippi, Peter Hicks of the Fondation Napoléon, the Assessore di Cultura, Maria Rita Rossa, and Giulio Massobrio, joint project manager with Gigi Poggio for the new Marengo Museum. Visitors were then given a preview of the permanent collection and several prestigious loans, notably the Fondation Napoléon's massive canvas of Napoleon and <A class=texteIntro href=Berthier at the Battle of Marengo and some remarkable military memorabilia loaned by an anonymous local collector.


<i>The painting of Napoleon and Berthier</i>” />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.<BR><!-- /paragraph3 --></p>
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