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Marie Louise of Austria, Empress of France as second wife of Napoleon, after his fall was destined to Parma, small but...
Marie Louise of Austria, Empress of France as second wife of Napoleon, after his fall was destined to Parma, small but strategic Duchy. There she became an attentive and caring sovereign, still beloved nowadays. Her magnificent collections and memorabilia both from the Empire and the Ducal period passed to her daughter's family, from which Glauco Lombardi bought them aiming to found a Museum which finally opened in 1961.It is thus possible to discover her inner sensibility along with the events that transformed Europe in the XIX century, experiencing the art and life of that era.Il Museo fu fondato nel 1961 da Glauco Lombardi, che rese pubblica la sua straordinaria collezione di arte e cimeli relativi al XVIII e XIX secolo, in particolar modo relativi alla duchessa Maria Luigia d'Asburgo, sovrana amatissima dai parmigiani, gia imperatrice di Francia come moglie di Napoleone Bonaparte.