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The Energy Observer has completed more than 4,000 nautical miles before completing its Tour de France in Monaco, arriving on Wednesday, December 13 at Quai Antoine 1er.
This, the first self-sustaining hydrogen ship without the emission of greenhouse gases or fine particles, will welcome the general public at its village until December 21, 2017.
The choice of Monaco for a port visit echoes the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation's commitment to innovative projects such as Planet Solar, the Formula E and Solar Impulse championships.
For a week, the crew of Energy Observer will take advantage of this last stop to meet local players whose initiatives are remarkable, while preparing the continuation of the Odyssey for the Future in the Mediterranean and working on the first technological optimisations of the ship.
The exhibition village dedicated to the project is open and free until Thursday, December 21, from 10 am to 6 pm.
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The links between the Albert II Foundation of Monaco, the Principality of Monaco and Energy Observer go back to the beginnings of the project, through several meetings during which the Sovereign has always taken a great interest in the project and declared his willingness to welcome the ship for a stage of its World Tour.
This is now done, and this support is in line with the Principality's commitment to encourage major technological innovation projects, in the service of the fight against global warming.
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The NMNM (Nouveau Musée National de Monaco) and UBS Monaco have renewed their partnership, continuing a collaboration that has lasted for five years.
Agnes Falco, Managing Director, General Manager of UBS (Monaco) SA, said: "As an economic actor of Monaco for more than 60 years, it is our responsibility to make a lasting commitment to develop the attractiveness of the market by investing both in the development of our offers and services and in supporting Contemporary Art is part of the DNA of the UBS brand.
Ms Falco added, “This partnership with the NMNM reflects our deep desire to actively participate in the cultural development of the Principality, by allowing the Museum to perfect its collection and to be able to offer an exhibition programme within Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber throughout the year.”
Welcoming the renewal of the bank’s support, Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New National Museum of Monaco, commented: “From the beginning of our partnership and to this day, we have been fortunate to have support and understanding of a rare philanthropic quality in relation to our needs and requests.
Thanks to UBS, for the year 2018 and those to come, we will be able to continue our research and carry out a complete programme of amazing and original exhibition projects.”
Among the highlights of the 2018 programme, the NMNM will present an exhibition of ten recent acquisitions that have integrated the Museum's collections with the support of UBS. The artists honoured in this first instalment are Matti Braun, Natalie du Pasquier, Francesco Gennari, Apostolos Georgiou, Jef Geys, Joao Maria Gusmao plus Pedro Paiva, Jean-Michel Sanejouand and Daniel Steegmann Mangrane.
From the beginning, the NMNM, with the support of UBS, has been able to develop important exhibitions and publications but also to acquire works of art. Several projects were also able to be realised in collaboration with the presentation of works from the UBS Art Collection starting with Ed Ruscha's works on paper in 2013, in the Table of Contents of Villa Paloma, a series highlighting a work by an artist honoured John Baldessari in 2014 and Thomas Struth in 2016.
The same year at the NMNM an exhibition by Thomas Demand connected the works of the collection of the UBS Art Collection Museum, and an off-the-wall project was embodied by the immersive installation "cloak" by the British artist Mike Nelson in the Monegasque headquarters of UBS Avenue of Great Britain, then in the process of renovation.
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The handover took place on December 13 between the outgoing Presidency and the incoming Presidency of the Pelages Agreement, provided by Monaco in the person of Cyril Gomez, Director General of the Department of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development.
Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque delegation, succeeded HE Xavier Sticker, Head of the French delegation, and will hold the Presidency for the next two years.
The objective of the Pelagos Agreement is to protect marine mammals and their habitats from any threat of human origin. The Sanctuary is a maritime area of 87,500 square kilometres and represents the largest marine protected area in the Mediterranean and the only international marine area dedicated to the protection of marine mammals.
Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April, 8 pm; Sunday 30 April, 4 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes
Creation by Marie Chouinard and Natalia Horecna presented by the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo
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