All Australians with more than a milligram each of historical awareness should visit the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition, Napoleon: Revolution to Empire:

Or so says R.J. Stove in his compelling review of the exhibition.

Should you attend only one art gallery event this year, make it this one; should you attend only two, go twice.

Stove writes as a self-confessed “layman,” not as an expert historian or pointy-headed Francophile, so I’m inclined to heed his advice.

The exhibit closes on 7 October, which means you’ve got almost 2 months to get organised. If I can get to it from Hamilton, I hope it can attract even greater patronage from people in Melbourne!