The exhibition is based on five “scenes” each articulated around a 3-D representation of Napoleon at a key moment in his life (soldier, General, Consul, Emperor, exile); this “journey” will be illustrated by many objects to illustrate the life of the Emperor.
The exhibition promises to be original and dynamic: as well as authentic objects and artworks from the period and dozens of costumes, the visitor will relive the napoleonic experience via videos, sound-effects, a life-size replica of Napoleon’s tomb, a simulation of a battle…
The Fondation Napoléon is lending dozens of objects from its collections to the exhibition: including: Napoleon’s death mask (after Francesco ANTOMMARCHI, 1780-1838) portraits of Napoleon (by Jean-Baptiste ISABEY and Adrien-Jean-Maximilien VACHETTE) and of Josephine (by Daniel SAINT, 1778-1847), Napoleon’s hunting rifle (by Jean LE PAGE, 1746-1834), Napoleon’s dental “nécessaire” (by Martin-Guillaume BIENNAIS), several plates from the Emperor’s personal table service (Sevres manufacture), The Battle of Marengo (by Jacques-François-Joseph SWEBACH DES-FONTAINES, 1769-1823), a sword from the Institut d’Egypte, pieces from the Egyptian tea service, a campaign telescope (by Noël-Jean LEREBOURS, 1762-1840), Napoleon I wearing his coronation robes (by Marie-Victoire JAQUOTOT, 1772-1855), Josephine’s punch bowl (by Martin-Guillaume BIENNAIS, 1764-1843), two vases from the Sevres manufactory: one “fuseau” vase bearing a portrait of the Emperor in his coronation robes, and the other (Etruscan carafe) representing the baptism of the Roi de Rome in Cameo style, Napoleon’s cristal tumbler and its carrying case, pages of Napoleon’s Handwritten English lessons, the Complete works of Antoine-Vincent Arnault, a Breguet Pocket watch, a bronze bust of General Bonaparte by Corbet, and lots more ….
Palazzo Cavour, Via Cavour, 8, 10123 Torino TO, Italy
telephone +39 011 530690
Full price: 12 €; reduced rate (from 3 to 12 years, over 65 and partners): 10 €; group rate (minimum of 25 people): 8 €; school fees (minimum of 15 students): € 6; free for children under 3 years old. People with disabilities have access to a reduced ticket and a free guide.
Online ticketing: www.ticketone.it
Monday: closed; Tuesday-Friday: 9 am to 18 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm Sunday (and holidays November 1 – December 8 – December 26): 10 am to 6 pm December 24th: reduced opening: from 10 am to 2 pm; December 25th: closed; January 1st, reduced opening: from 2 pm to 6 pm