Napoleon, Feldherr, Kaiser und Genie
- "Napoleon, Feldherr, Kaiser und Genie" at Schallaburg Castle, Austria © Fondation Napoléon
- Coronation room at the exhibition "Napoleon, Feldherr, Kaiser und Genie" at Schallaburg Castle, Austria © Fondation Napoléon
- Exhibition room from "Napoleon, Feldherr, Kaiser und Genie" at Schallaburg Castle, Austria © Fondation Napoléon
The product of a collaboration between the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Fondation Napoléon, the exhibition “Napoleon, Feldherr, Kaiser und Genie” was on display at the splendid Schloss Schallaburg (Lower Austria) between 16 May and 1 November, 2009. Twenty-two sections, stretching across 1300m², retraced the extraordinary life of Napoleon Bonaparte and featured objects loaned from a large number of French and foreign institutions and collections, both public and private (including the Louvre, the Musée de Malmaison, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Albertina in Vienna, the Musées de l’Armée in Vienna and Paris, and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg). In total, more than four-hundred items were on display, including one hundred and ten objects from the Fondation Napoléon’s own collection, including some that had never been seen in public before. This was one of the most important and comprehensive exhibitions organised by the Fondation in recent years, and marked the highpoint in the 2009 bicentenary celebrations of Napoleon’s Austrian campaign of 1809.
Place: Schloss Schallaburg, Lower Austria
Dates: 16 May – 1 November, 2009
Curated by: Matthias Pfaffenbichler in collaboration with Bernard Chevallier and Karine Huguenaud
Scenography: Arno Grünberger
Catalogue: the catalogue is available in German.