12 March 2020 News flash
On Thursday 12 March, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince opened the 10th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Symposium (RIMM) at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of Jacques Boisson, Secret...Read more of 10th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Symposium opens
12 and 13 March 2020 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco - 10th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meetings (RIMM), "Acting for Heritage,...17 February 2020 Press release
Since they were first created in 2001 by the art historian Elisabeth Bréaud, the International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meetings (RIMM), held under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II...Read more of 12 and 13 March 2020 at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco - 10th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meetings (RIMM), "Acting for Heritage,...
12 February 2020 News flash
The young virtuoso David Cassan shared some of his secrets with students of the Rainier III Academy of Music and the Conservatory of Nice during a masterclass held at the Cathedral's great organ. T...Read more of A Masterclass at the Great Organ of the Cathedral
07 February 2020 News flash
What is the starting point of the exhibition?The exhibition brings together for the first time 300 works on paper and glass plates by painter Eugène Frey (1864 - 1942), stemming from the collection...Read more of 3 questions to Célia Bernasconi, Conservateur en Chef du Nouveau Musée National Monaco
Variations – Eugène Frey's Light Set Projections presented by João Maria Gusmão - Villa Paloma - until 20 May 202007 February 2020 News flash
The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) is the first cultural institution to devote an exhibition to Eugène Frey, an artist who worked at the intersection between the visual arts, the stage and...Read more of Variations – Eugène Frey's Light Set Projections presented by João Maria Gusmão - Villa Paloma - until 20 May 2020
06 February 2020 Press release
In 2020, the Philosophical Encounters of Monaco will organise the first Philosophy Residency in Monaco, with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs.Supporting and hosting authors and artis...Read more of First Philosophy Residency in Monaco
04 February 2020 News flash
This week, Gunnar Idenstam, the Swedish organist, composer and folk musician, is recording a CD of his works on the great organ of Monaco Cathedral. This musician, who is renowned worldwide for his...Read more of Gunnar Idenstam Records a CD of His Works on the Great Organ of the Cathedral
02 February 2020 Press releaseRead more of PALMARES 9e NEW GENERATION – 1er et 2 février 2020
28 January 2020 News flash
On Monday 27 January 2020, Mgr Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco, presided over the Pontifical Mass for St. Devota, in the presence of T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene as well as num...Read more of Mgr Bernard Barsi bids farewell to the Diocese of Monaco
19 January 2020 Press release
Le Palmarès du 44ème Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo, qui se déroule du 16 au 26 janvier 2020, a été dévoilé hier soir.Découvrez les prix attribués par le Jury présidé par S.A.S. la...Read more of Palmarès du 44e Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo
A tradition of cultural influence
True to the tradition of artistic patronage practised by the Princes of Monaco, through the Department of Cultural Affairs , the Prince’s Government pursues an active cultural policy. It promotes the development of the Arts in the Principality and helps to disseminate culture to a wide audience.
Culture is a vehicle for the Principality's influence abroad and a major sector of local policy. It benefits from 6% of the State budget. This is mainly devoted to supporting organisations and artists, developing a high-quality artistic programme, developing heritage projects and financing appropriate cultural facilities.
The pursuit of this policy centres on three main areas: