June 6, 2012 cameron

Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #59 – Napoleon @ The NGV

Hey folks!

It’s been nearly 18 months since the last podcast! Can you believe it!?

This is a special episode to celebrate and promote a special Napoleonic event that is currently happening in Melbourne – Napoleon: Revolution to Empire.

I had the chance today to chat with Sophie Matthiesson, one of the curators at the National Gallery of Victoria. We spoke about how the exhibition came to be, a bit about some of the pieces on display (such as the wonderful “Napoleon Crossing The Alps” by David) and what she hopes people who attend the exhibition will learn about Napoleon.

I highly recommend attending the exhibition if you can and, if you can’t, at least check out the NGV website to read up on the exhibition.

Tagged:

Comments (6)

  1. I’d give anything to be able to go to Melbourne and see this cool exhibition. Sadly I’m rather a long way away but you never know. Did you catch this peice of Napoleon news? The great man in English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18335017
    Been going through your podcast for the first time and I’ve just got to the Hundred Days. I don’t care what anyone says, truly this is the greatest story ever told!

  2. Andrew L

    It’s nice to listen to a new episode. What a surprise when I went into itunes and saw it! Is there going to be a 60th episode?

  3. JohnG

    Hi Cameron

    I live in Melbourne, and have been a fan of this Podcast series since I found it when you were up to about episode 6. I went to the exhibition two weeks ago and agree, it is fantastic. I bought an unlimited pass for a bit more than the cost of two entries, so I will be visit a few times. They are doing a night session on Bastille day, with speakers, etc, which I will attend.

    I was thinking that it would be great to organise a get together of TPN Napoleon devotees in Melbourne, and maybe organise a special tour of the exhibition, and a dinner. I would definitely be in that.

    Regards

    John G

    • Cameron

      John, that’s a great idea! If you decide to do it, let me know and I’ll promote it here and on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  4. Željko

    HI CAMERON, ONCE AGAIN I WANNA SAY U DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS PODCAST AND I SPENT MANY HOURS ENJOYING AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN HISTORY, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR AN EPISODE ON ILYRIAN PROVINCES FOUNDED BY NAPOLEON AND THE ABOLITION OF THE DUBROVNIK STATE, SINCE I’M FROM CROATIA, BY THE WAY WE STILL USE THE BENEFITS OF NAPOLEONS ROAD BUILDING, THE LUISIANA, ROAD NAMED AFTER MARIA LUISA, CONNECTING ZAGREB AND RIJEKA.

  5. JOSHUA LAMMERS

    Gentlemen. Love the podcast – am currently stuck in the Peninsula War. I was wondering if i could ask a question about some reading. I am going to Paris next month and wanted to know if either of you had a list of sties to visit besides Versailles and Les Invalides that i should see while I’m there. Also, I wanted to ask if there are some books you know of that you’d recommend spanning the history of France after Napoleon is exiled leading up to and including the Crimean War. Thanks. I’m enjoying the podcast.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We Love To Hear From Our Listeners.

Get in touch with us!