[caption id="attachment_26346" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ludovic Schultz, Head of the French Delegation, representing HE Xavier Sticker, and Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque Delegation. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
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.
[caption id="attachment_26356" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
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.
[caption id="attachment_26384" align="alignnone" width="638"] Ryder Cup golfer Nicolas Colsaerts married Rachel Smith on December 14 at the town hall in Monaco. Photo: Monaco Life[/caption]
Monaco resident Nicolas Colsaerts, a Belgian pro golfer and Ryder Cup player, has married Rachel Smith, an Australian Entrepreneur.
The ceremony took place at the town hall in Monaco on the morning of December 14.
They newlyweds were joined on the Rock by a small group of family and friends who afterwards headed to the Hotel de Paris for a celebratory lunch at the Michelin-starred The Grill, recently named by CNN as one of the world's "49 most stunning rooftop bars and restaurants".
The 35-year-old, who closed the 2017 season at the AfrAsia Mauritius Open, was the first Belgian to represent Team Europe at the Ryder Cup when he played in 2012.
Until 24 September, Sundays, 10.30 am to 11.30 am, Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma/Villa Sauber
Family workshops: Discover the variety of plant species in the garden at Villa Paloma with the Le jardin de senteurs (“Garden of scents”) workshop, or enjoy the playful trail through the garden at Villa Sauber. The workshops are free but places are limited
For information and bookings, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 27 April, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall
Lecture on “Heavenly Jerusalem: myth or reality” by Father Pierre Dumoulin, doctor of theology and graduate of the Institut Biblique
Information: 06 80 86 21 93