Laura O’Brien is a cultural historian of modern France, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria University. She is currently working on a book about theatrical and cinematic representations of Napoleon.
The state has just shelled out €4million for the libertine’s most notorious work – how times have changed
Hanging a plastic skeleton of Napoleon’s favourite horse above his tomb may not be as wildly inappropriate as it seems
In the news
Frustrated that memories of more hopeful times are fading, the artist Intissar Belaid is determined to preserve what she can
Museum directors in France and Italy seem to agree that requiring proof of vaccination is preferable to being shut – although not everyone is on board
The Syrian-born, US-based artist talks to Gabrielle Schwarz about his sculptural dioramas of cities ravaged by war – and offers a message of hope for the future