16 December 2019 to 11 February 2020

Photography Exhibition Martinique Missions

The Monaco Explorations team is pleased to present a new exhibition comprising twenty or so panels including very beautiful photographs of marine turtles in the Conference Hall of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum.  

Retracing the inauguration of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Martinique in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince in April 2017, the exhibition explains why MPAs are important and what are the sustainable development objectives of the United Nations to which Monaco is committed. You will discover the actions of passionate researchers who study green turtles using in particular new embedded camera techniques and other connected objects.

A magnificent room

The panels are exhibited on the solid oak wall panels of the magnificent Conference Hall at the Monaco Oceanographic Museum. With space for up to 500 visitors, this room is a symbolic place for the Museum. Whether on the occasion of large receptions, awards ceremonies, film screenings, thesis defences, or important international events such as the presentation of the IPCC report recently or the Monaco Blue Initiative, many personalities and anonymous people have trodden this historic parquet floor.

At the detour of the photographs of the ‘Martinique Missions 2017-1018’ of Monaco Explorations, have a look at the sky, you will notice seabirds hiding in the chandeliers, seascape paintings dating from the early 1900s or representations of marine animals such as jellyfish, inspired by the Art Forms in Nature of Ernst Haeckel (1834 – 1919), a famous biologist contemporary of Prince Albert I of Monaco.

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