Past Projects

Publication on the Napoléon III Museum

A publication on the little-known Napoléon III Museum is being made possible by the Mark Pigott Lecture and Research Fund. Established in 2010 by Mark C. Pigott, KBE and KStJ, the fund has supported a variety of programs at the Louvre, ranging from a study of the paintings department’s historic frames to an American art symposium. The new book will tell the fascinating story of the short-lived Napoléon III Museum which displayed some of the masterpieces of Italian art and antiquities acquired from the Marquis Campana which are now part of the holdings of the Louvre.