17th European Heritage Day

17th European Heritage Day on the theme of "Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922): Science, Enlightenment and Peace"Sunday 14 October, Principality of Monaco
19 Sep

17th Monaco European Heritage Day

Albert I of Monaco: Science, Enlightenment and Peace

The 17th European Heritage Day will focus on the importance of the work of Prince Albert I.

Visitors will be able to learn about Albert I's accomplishments in areas as varied as oceanography, palaeontology and motor sport, as well as the reorganisation of Monegasque intuitional life and urban improvement and modernisation works.

The European Heritage Days were initiated by the Council of Europe twenty years ago and are a major cultural and heritage event in Europe.  They involve 50 countries and allow 20 million visitors to discover more than 30,000 different sites.

In 2011, the Principality's European Heritage Day was enjoyed by more than 30,000 people.  It enabled the public to discover 37 sites, some of which were very unusual, had opened especially for the occasion and had record attendance figures.

This year, in addition to religious buildings and institutional establishments, sites linked to Prince Albert I's "works of science, enlightenment and peace" will also form part of the programme.

www. journee patrimoinemonaco.com

10 Oct

"Albert I, a Multifaceted Modern Prince" at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Robert Calcagno, Director-General of the Oceanographic Institute, will host lectures on 14 October as part of the European Heritage Days

The Oceanographic Museum is proud of the legacy left by its Founder.  It is inviting the public to go back in time to meet Prince Albert I of Monaco, pioneer of modern oceanography. 

This Sunday, 14 October 2012, visitors can find out about the epic tales of Prince Albert I and discover the various facets of this Visionary Prince through historical facts, anecdotes and photographs of the period, with lectures presented by Mr. Robert Calcagno, Director-General of the Oceanographic Institute.

A unique event, organised as part of the 17th European Heritage Day, the theme of which this year is "Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922) – "Science, Enlightenment and Peace."

The complete programme is available on:  www.oceano.org