There are many great art collections across the world. Some are for the public, such as the vast archives of national galleries. Others are more private. The art collection of the Marquis Campana is one of the more high profile private collections of the 19th century. At the time, he aimed to bring together the best of Italian culture. However, a conviction for embezzlement in 1857 saw the collection seized and broken up. A significant amount fell into the ownership of Tsar Alexander II, the rest with Napoleon III.
An upcoming exhibition at the Louvre, titled « A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection« , brings these pieces back together for the first time. This is a great chance for art lovers to understand the ties between the pieces and their historical significance – not just in Italian art, but in the world of art collection.
The exhibition begins on November 7th and continues until February 11th next year.
From November 7th, 2018 to February 18th, 2019
Rue de Rivoli,
75001 Paris, France
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid
Opening hours and days
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
15€ at the museum
17€ online on ticketlouvre.fr (permanent collections + exhibitions)