After a career in business, Pierre Branda joined the Fondation Napoléon in October 2009 as head of the heritage department in charge of finance and the collection of objects belonging to this institution. Since 2005, he has published some fifteen books on the Napoleonic period (several of which have won awards), focusing in particular on the financial aspects of the Consulate and the First Empire. He has also studied a little-known institution, the “Maison de l’Empereur” [The Imperial Household], essential to the image of “Napoleon as Emperor, as well as the Emperor’s period on the island of Elba. He also edited volume 13 of the “Correspondance générale de Napoléon Bonaparte” devoted to the first six months of 1813. After a biography of Josephine and a study of the Bonaparte clan, he published “Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène” [Napoleon on St Helena] in 2021. In the same year, that of the bicentenary of the Emperor’s death, he curated two exhibitions: “Napoléon n’est plus” [Napoleon is no more] at the Musée de l’Armée in Paris and “Joséphine – Napoléon: une histoire (extra)ordinaire” for the Chaumet Jewellery house in Paris.