Napoleon: Revolution to Empire
Leading international and local speakers will address key themes of the exhibition, including the surprising connections between France and Australia. Topics addressed will include the history of the Fondation Napoléon (the NGV’s partner and principal lender to this extraordinary exhibition) and its rich collections; Napoleon’s Coronation in 1804 and its music; France’s fascination with Australia in the period 1770–1820; and Napoleon’s 1812 Russian Campaign.
Welcome Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV
Victor-André Masséna, Prince d’Essling, Fondation Napoléon
Duc de Rivoli, President, Fondation Napoléon
Peter Hicks, Chargé d’affaires internationales, Fondation Napoléon
Karine Huguenaud, exhibition co-curator, Fondation Napoléon
François Houdecek, Responsable de projet, Fondation Napoléon
Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, NGV
Date: 10am- 1:30pm, Saturday June 2nd
Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt)
Cost and Bookings: $85 Adult / $79 NGV Member / $82 Concession (includes exhibition entry & morning tea; bookings essential by Wed prior). Book at ticketmaster.com.au or call 136 100.
Information: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/symposium-napoleon-revolution-to-empire