Napoleon Bonaparte

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Museums & Heritage

A missing chapter in the history of the decorative arts: the Restoration and July Monarchy

Louvre-organised show at the Grand Palais of neglected period of production

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Kehinde Wiley

Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united

Both works will first be shown at Château de Malmaison, former residence of Emperor of the French before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum

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Exhibitions

The emperor strikes back: Montreal show revisits the splendour and romanticism of Napoleon’s court

More than a display of splendour, the exhibition examines how the court functioned as an institution of propaganda, shaping and promoting images of imperial power

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May 2015

Drowned, beheaded and restored: Napoleon statue returns to museum after 282 days in exile

Conservation treatment may resolve conflicting accounts of monument's history

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War & Conflict

St Catherine's monastery: A short history, from Moses to the Arab-Israeli wars

The incredible longevity of the monastery - or mosque, for a period - can be attributed to its willingness to change with the times