Napoleon: Revolution to Empire

Jacques Louis-David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps.

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 or call 136 100.

Information: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily