Napoleon and his legacy from Egypt to the present day
An MACM off-site exhibition in collaboration with the town of Mougins.
From 5 July to 30 September 2021 at the Espace Culturel of Mougins Village.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of Napoleon's death, this exhibition presents some of the original engravings made in the 19th century by the scholars and scientists that Napoleon Bonaparte took with him during his campaign in Egypt. These are unusual pieces that describe with astonishing accuracy the Egypt of yesteryear and that were originally published in “The Description of Egypt” ("Description de l'Égypte”), 1821-1829.
The exhibition also presents some of the major reforms and achievements initiated under Napoleon's rule, which still shape French society today: the Council of State, the Civil Code, the Baccalaureate, the lycée, the Bank of France, the prefectural corps, and many others