in 1997, the Association of the Audiovisual Archives of the Principality of
Monaco was renamed the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco in August 2018.
The Institute’s role is to identify, collect, restore,
protect, conserve, distribute and promote:
- audio and still and animated images, whether professional or amateur,
having some connection with the Principality of Monaco;
- related documents;
- audiovisual documents or films entrusted to the Institute;
- audiovisual production, by organising projects using material from the
Through these roles, the Institute aims to raise public
awareness about the need to conserve and use film as an educational, historic
and cultural resource.
its inception, it has been committed to a policy of collecting cinematographic
and audiovisual documents from Monaco’s various institutions and from private
individuals. Although the collections are largely composed of documents with
some connection to the Principality of Monaco, other pieces of film or
recordings are kept as a means of preserving international audiovisual
heritage. Among the items held and promoted by the Institute are the
audiovisual collections of Télé Monte-Carlo and “Monaco Info”, the
Principality’s news channel.
Institute also collects a variety of items relating to cinema and its history,
including photographs, posters, magazines and books, and memorabilia.
“non-film” collection is built up through donations, items entrusted to the
Institute, and acquisitions.
Since 1998, the Institute has distributed the
Principality’s audiovisual heritage under the “Monaco on film” label. It also
takes part in cultural events and organisations such as the Printemps des Arts
spring festival, or the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation, and frequently
works on exhibitions with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
In 2004, the Institute committed to a policy of promoting
Monaco’s artistic and cinematographic culture, by organising an annual cycle of
screenings known as “Cinema Tuesdays. ”
audiovisuel de Monaco
83-85 boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Tel.: (+377) 97 98 43 26
Fax: (+377) 97 77 80 21