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A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection

Louvre-Exhibition-A Dream of Italy-The Marquis Campana’s Collection

From 07 November 2018 to 18 February 2019

Some collections of paintings and items in an exhibition can have greater significance than others. Sometimes it can seem as though the items are random and only fit a vague theme. Other times there are clever threads or rare collections. The Marquis Campana’s Collection – currently visible in the A Dream Of Italy Exhibition at the Louvre – is a great example of the latter. Here staff and experts from Paris and St Petersburg have brought a broken, historic collection back together. 

Back in the 19th century, the Marquis’ collection was one of the most important in the world. The pieces went to new homes following an embezzlement conviction in 1857. This is a fresh chance for visitors to the gallery to see this collection as intended. There are more than 500 diverse pieces back together again.

The show continues until the 18th of February and is a must-see event for art lovers and historians alike.

Organized by:
Françoise Gaultier and Laurent Haumesser, Musée du Louvre, and Anna Trofimova, State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.

Useful information


From November 7, 2018, to February 18, 2019

Louvre Museum Paris,
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid

15€ (permanent collections + exhibitions)

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.

+33 (0)1 40 20 53 17