In 1927 Count Giuseppe Primoli (1851-1927), the son of Count Pietro Primoli and Princess Carlotta Bonaparte, donated his important collection of works of art, Napoleonic relics, and family mementos, all collected in the ground floor of his Palazzo, to the city of Rome. The collection, which had also absorbed some objects belonging to his brother Luigi (1858-1925), had come into existence not so
The Napoleonic Museum occupies the ground floor of the Palazzo Primoli, which was built in the Seventeenth century; it originally belonged to the Gottifredi family- who according to the plan by Nolli plan still owned it in 1748 – then, at the end of the Eighteenth century, it passed to the Filonardi. Between 1820 and 1828 it was acquired by Count Luigi Primoli.
These elegant objects, in particular the bonbonnières and snuff boxes, were often used by Napoleon as cadeaux for his court companions and dignitaries. The salon decorated in red damask by Jacob, which came from the studio of Napoleon the First Consul on Saint-Cloud, is an interesting example of the austere French style in the pre-Imperial period.
Anche il Museo Napoleonico si arricchisce di uno strumento in più per godere le collezioni e gli ambienti che le ospitano: il tour virtuale.
Con un semplice movimento del mouse, i visitatori possono passeggiare nel museo, avvicinarsi alle opere e apprezzarne i dettagli, approfondendo la visita con gallerie fotografiche e video.
Giovedi 12 dicembre, nelle sale del Museo Napoleonico, presentazione del libro di Joseph Marie Lo Duca "Diario Segreto di Napoleone, 1769-1869" pubblicato da Tre Editori.