A Dream of Italy - The Marquis Campana's Collection at the Louvre

From November 6, 2018 to January 26, 2019 the Louvre offers an exhibition called "A Dream of Italy" focusing on the Marquis Campana's collection. A retrospective offered by the Louvre in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Paintings, sculptures, archeological items, modern art objects… A collection bellowing to Baron Campana, a very rich collection put together between 1830 and 1850 that the Louvre Museum undertook to present for this exceptional exhibition running from November 6, 2018 to January 26, 2019.

The idea is to give “a complete picture of the 19th century’s greatest private collection” for the first time in 160 years. A collection that has never been fully displayed then and at the same place, the works being scattered across Europe (mostly in France). It features over 10,000 pieces including many works of art such as The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, already displayed at the Louvre, or The Sarcophagus of the Spouses a work belonging to the museum’s Greek and Etruscan Antiquities.

Un rêve d'Italie, la collection du marquis Campana exposée au musée du LouvreUn rêve d'Italie, la collection du marquis Campana exposée au musée du LouvreUn rêve d'Italie, la collection du marquis Campana exposée au musée du LouvreUn rêve d'Italie, la collection du marquis Campana exposée au musée du Louvre

This is a way to discover Italian aristocrat Giampietro Camapana’s personality who used to be a Baron of his state as well as to discover the way he put all these works together, his taste for art and the scattering of the collection across Europe.

The exhibition also aims at showing “how important this collection is in the Italian and European cultural awareness” with a trail highlighting “the founding moment that the Camapana collection represents in the Italian culture assertion” and in the context of the emergence of Italy as a united nation at the time of the Risorgimento (the Italian unification).

Laurent P.
Last updated on 12 November 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 17 October 2018 to 26 January 2019

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    Location

    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Access
    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

    Prices
    Billet exposition + musée: 17 €

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    For all

    Official website
    www.louvre.fr

    More information
    Ouvert du 9h à 18h, de 9h à 22h les mercredis et vendredis. Fermé le mardi

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