Napoleon - Beyond the Myth
Visitors will discover several hundred original and often invaluable items in impressive displays. These exceptional works, from personal collections (including Bruno Ledoux’s) as well as those of renowned Belgian and foreign institutions, all pay witness to the incredible life led by Napoleon Bonaparte. They bear out the international status of this exhibition.
“Napoleon, beyond the myth” benefits from the work of historians directed by Professor Philippe Raxhon (from the University of Liège) and the patronage of the Fondation Napoléon – whose director Thierry Lentz has authored the preface to the official catalogue. The exhibition design is intended to be objective and critical. It takes care to avoid the trap of presenting an idealised image and is enhanced by serious historical studies.
Beyond a conventional chronological development, the exhibition in Liège places the emphasis on ten themes to gain a better grasp of the man, but also his life and work. Three major original display sets, remarkable immersive elements, exceptional items, texts, films or also an audio-guide in four languages all come together to provide a visit that is as fascinating as it is enlightening. In a fun little touch, as with the exhibition about Tutankhamen, an exclusive Escape Game has been created to approach the exhibition from a different angle.
The museum venue at the Liège-Guillemins railway station is playing host to Europa Expo’s new major event, “Napoleon – beyond the myth”! Over a floor-space of almost 3,000 m², this immersive cultural adventure examines the many aspects of Napoléon Bonaparte, a major figure in history who, two centuries after his death, continues to influence our daily life. From the man to the legend, this exhibition takes a meticulous look at the main steps that shaped this extraordinary personality.
Napoleon Bonaparte, 1st Emperor of the French, as you have never seen him!
With the patronage of the Fondation Napoleon
Coming from renowned Belgian (ex: KBR) and foreign institutions, but also from private collectors (ex: Bruno Ledoux), the many pieces on display bear witness to the incredible life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
THE MAIN THEMES