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.
Modern Art (from the XV to the XIX century)
Il Museo Mapoleonico ospita nelle sue sale un importante ciclo di conferenze sulle arti decorative, curato dal professor Alvar Gonzáles Palacios. L’iniziativa, già avviata con successo negli scorsi anni, è organizzata dall’Associazione “Amici dei Musei di Roma”.