International conference: The Canino Connections

27 January 2015

Vaze from the Bonaparte-collection, Attica, 530 BC (collection Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)Vaze from the Bonaparte-collection, Attica, 530 BC (collection Rijksmuseum van Oudheden)
Lucien Bonaparte, by François-Xavier Fabre, ca. 1810 (Museo Napoleonico, Rome)Lucien Bonaparte, by François-Xavier Fabre, ca. 1810 (Museo Napoleonico, Rome)

In 1839 the National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) in Leiden bought a collection of  96 Greek vases from Lucien Bonaparte, the younger brother of Napoleon. This Prince of Canino and Musignano had found the vases in Etruscan tombs on his estate in Italy. His outstanding collection comprised originally over 2,000 vases.

Conference in the National Museum of Antiquities

The 'Canino collection' was dispersed over several European museums. During the international conference The Canino Connections, several specialists from these institutions will speak. They will shed light on various aspects of Bonaparte and his collection. The life and times of the Prince of Canino will be historically explained, and attention will be given to the restoration practices during the 19th century, making it clear that we do not always see what we think we see.

  • dates: Tuesday 27 en Wednessday 28 January 2015
  • time: Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00, Wednessday 10.00 - 18.00
  • location: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • costs: free, with entrance ticket to the museum
  • medium: English

Programme

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Programme conference Canino
Programme 27 and 28 January 2015
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