The Napoleonic Museum in Rome
The Napoleonic Museum of Rome is a museum dedicated to the collection of works of art, Napoleonic relics, family memories, deriving from the collection of Count Giuseppe Primoli, donated to the city of Rome in 1927. Giuseppe Primoli (1851-1927) was the son of Carlotta Bonaparte and therefore a descendant of the Bonaparte family. His collection included works of art and family memories. Together with the collection, the donation concerned the ground floor of the family building, which still houses the museum. Cultured, skilled photographer, Giuseppe Primoli lived between Rome and Paris and had intense relationships with the literary and artistic circles of the two cities. He represented an interesting figure of intellectual and collector who, through important family donations and wise purchases on the antiques market, was able to offer the city of Rome this refined example of a house-museum.