2021 Année Napoléon > The Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte (The Bonaparte Family House in Ajaccio)
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I, in 2021, the Ajaccio house in which Napoleon was born is organising an exhibition around the funeral monuments of the Bonaparte family in Corsica.
Updated 10 November 2020.
Exposition > “The funeral monuments dedicated to the Bonaparte family in Corsica”
Exhibition commissaire: Odile Bianco.
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PrEsentation of THE musée national de la Maison Bonaparte
Napoleon was born in this house on 15 August 1769. He lived there until he left for the college of Autun, at the age of 9. In 1852, Napoleon III became owner of the house. In 1923, Prince Victor Napoleon, heir of Empress Eugénie, offered it to the State. It was then classified as a historical monument. In 1967, the house became a national museum, now attached to the national museum of the châteaux of Malmaison and Bois-Préau. In 2004, the building was enlarged by the purchase of a neighbouring house, which made possible the addition of exhibition spaces dedicated to the Second Empire and to temporary exhibitions.
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