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La. Treasures: Napoleon's Death Mask (2014)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-10-18

Duration: 00:01:28

Subjects: Louisiana State Museum | Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 | Masks (Sculpture)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Narrator
  • Hammatt, Dawn Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the October 18, 2014, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on Napoleon’s Death Mask, an item on display at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge. It includes an interview with Dawn Hammatt, the Director of Curatorial Services at the Louisiana State Museum, who discusses the history and significance of the piece. Host: James Fox-Smith