On Tuesday, the shop at the Oceanographic Museum, whose patron is Princess Stephanie, joined the Government’s “Responsible Trade” (Commerce Engagé) programme, one of the first operations to do so.
Obtaining this label testifies to the eco-responsible approach of the store and its commitment to a more sustainable mode of consumption. Among the measures adopted have been using recyclable paper bags and special LED lighting, training of the shop staff in pre-sorting materials before disposal, ordering eco-labelled and water-soluble cleaning products, and cleaning teams rigorously trained with the use of micro-filters to lower the level of water consumption.
Additionally, they have joined SMEG’s "Egeo" green electricity programme certifying that the equivalent of the shop's consumption was produced from green energy.
Robert Calcagno, the Museum’s director, said, “Through this label, we demonstrate our commitment and our responsibility, both ecological and social, and we assign ourselves the task of going further in our approach, which we expect to improve over the next few years.”
This improvement will be made easier thanks to a free and tailor-made support program provided by the label, which is helping create Responsible Trade throughout France and Monaco.
The Museum shop has also announced the launch of new environmentally-friendly products to add to its existing ranges, including organic cotton bags, notebooks made from recycled paper and plates and cups made in bamboo, a plant that requires less water than a tree and does not require pesticides or chemicals to encourage its ripening process.
[caption id="attachment_28274" align="alignnone" width="984"] Exhibition view of works by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Matti Braun, and Francesco Gennari. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC[/caption]
The New National Museum of Monaco (NMNM) is presenting an exhibition of recent acquisitions made with the support of UBS Monaco on the third floor of Villa Paloma.
Eleven works are on show out of the 19 acquired within the partnership: those of Matti Braun, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Francesco Gennari, Apostolos Georgiou, Jef Geys, João Maria Gusmão, Pedro Paiva, Roland Flexner, Jean-Michel Sanejouand and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané.
UBS has been supporting NMNM exhibitions for the past six years as a lead partner, and its commitment has been extended to enriching and sustaining national collections of contemporary art. This presentation of the collection is one of the highlights of the national museum's 2018 programme, the NNMM says.
The UBS endowment has allowed the museum, in addition to the budget allocated by the State, to develop its collection of important work conceived by living artists, corresponding to the major themes that guide the museum’s acquisitions policy.
The arts, sciences and techniques, especially in the context of the history of photography and cinema, and landscape as a mental construction and no longer natural, form part of the museum’s focus.
[caption id="attachment_28475" align="alignnone" width="1290"] Photo: Facebook PSG - Paris Saint-Germain[/caption]
Paris Saint-Germain will now have to pay €188 million to AS Monaco for Kylian Mbappe to be transferred permanently, after a clause in the original loan/purchase deal was triggered at the weekend.
The Paris club became mathematically safe from relegation with a 5-2 victory over Strasbourg, cementing the leaders safely 12 points ahead of number-two Monaco in France’s Ligue 1. In the very unlikely event of PSG being relegated they would not have had to pay a penny for the striker.
With only 12 games left to play this season it appears more than likely that PSG will top the league again this year.
Mbappe has scored 15 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions, with a further 14 assists. Mbappe’s transfer will be the second-most expensive in football history.