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Monaco's Environmental Stewardship gallery

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Monaco’s Environmental Stewardship Gallery blends creativity and cutting-edge design to introduce visitors to the Principality’s past, present and future as a leading proponent of green ideas with a long legacy of preservation.
An integral part of Monaco’s stewardship is the work of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Its mission and focus is on three major environmental challenges which are represented through color and in each cylinder’s kaleidoscopic animation: green for biodiversity, blue for water management, and red-brown for climate change.


Yesterday – A legacy of environmental leadership


A timeline, spanning more than 100 years, recounts some of the many initiatives and actions of the Princes of Monaco for the preservation of the environment. As early as 1873, long before environmental issues made headlines, Monaco’s “Navigator Prince”, Albert I, sailed the oceans seeking ways to preserve them. Under Prince Rainier III, Monaco went through remarkable economic and cultural developments while becoming one of the most environmentally sensitive countries in Europe. In 2006, completing the journey his great-great-grandfather started 100 years before, Prince Albert II led a dog-sled expedition to the North Pole in an effort to raise awareness on the impact of climate change.

Today – The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
In this section of the display, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco outlines in a special video address his personal commitment to the protection of the environment and introduces the important international work of his Foundation.
Tomorrow – Rising to the challenge of the 21st century
An “inspirational” look at the Principality spotlights this country with a conscience and presents the current initiatives of the Monégasque government for sustainable development in order to preserve quality of life for future generations, including: improving mobility and transportation, producing and using renewable energy, applying high standards in construction.   
Climate: A Crisis Averted, a short, futuristic docu-fiction (from Free Range Studios) gives hope, through humor, that in 2008, we can and will act in time to make a positive difference…

Tomorrow – Rising to the challenge of the 21st century

An “inspirational” look at the Principality spotlights this country with a conscience and presents the current initiatives of the Monégasque government for sustainable development in order to preserve quality of life for future generations, including: improving mobility and transportation, producing and using renewable energy, applying high standards in construction.   
Climate: A Crisis Averted, a short, futuristic docu-fiction (from Free Range Studios) gives hope, through humor, that in 2008, we can and will act in time to make a positive difference…


Technical Specifications

Each cylinder:

  1. Is custom-made and measures 8ft x 5ft;
  2. Uses a single power line for monitors, DVD player and lighting (all meet U.S. electrical standards);
  3. Is internally lit by LED fixtures, using the same wattage as just one 100W light bulb;
  4. Features a kaleidoscope animation produced by the Hollywood-based special effects team who worked on such feature films as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.
  5. Is built on a structure made of aluminum extrusions and uniquely designed to be lightweight, modular, durable yet re-usable;
  6. Can be broken down into four quadrants connected via a hidden hinge within the framework.


EXHIBITIONS

September 17-21, 2008
The Glasshouses at Chelsea Arts Tower, New York City

Part of Travel+Leisure Magazine’s Project Globe event – an exhibition of works of art created by renowned artists and inspired by responsible travel – the Monaco Gallery was officially launched and served as backdrop to the announcement of the U.S. chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and bestselling author of Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, was the keynote speaker at a VIP gala presided over by H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and CEO of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and Mr. John B. Kelly III, President of its U.S. branch. The event was organized by the Consul General of Monaco in New York, Hon. Maguy Maccario Doyle, who also serves as Vice President for the Foundation in the U.S.

(L to R): H.E. Bernard Fautrier (Vice President & CEO, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation), with members of the Board of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA, Mrs. Ellen Noghès (Secretary), Mr. Lionel Schutz (Counselor), Hon. Maguy Maccario Doyle (Vice President), Professor Jeffrey Sachs, (Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University), Ms. Nancy Bugos (Treasurer) and Mr. John B. Kelly III (President).

 

October 11-22, 2008
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago IL

On Columbus Day 2008, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, in his capacity as founder and President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, made an official visit to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between his Foundation and the Museum. Through this agreement, the two organizations will collaborate on projects, including fund-raising activities, and share knowledge over the next two years.
To coincide with the Prince’s visit, the Monaco Gallery was on display in the Museum’s Stanley Field Hall. Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley and Mrs. Maggie Daley had the opportunity to tour the installation. The Gallery remained on display for 12 days, bringing “green” Monaco to more than 60,000 visitors.

Monaco’s Environmental Stewardship Gallery is an initiative of the Monaco Government Tourist Office and the Consulate General of Monaco in New York,
With the support of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco’s Tourist Office and Convention Bureau, Monaco’s Department of the Environment and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
Design by Theory Group LLC  /  Fabrication by Duggal Visual Solutions.

 

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