Audiovisual and Cinematographic Archives of Monaco

Vom Donnerstag, 1. Juli bis Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2021
Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco
from Thursday 1 July yo Thursday 30 December 2021
(from Monday to Friday) from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm From Thursday 1 July to Thursday 30 December 2021, (Monday to Friday) from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm. Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco

At its new site, the Institute is showcasing its collections with a cabinet of curiosities, designed as a combination of cinema set, open stage and light box, featuring an eclectic selection of films, photographs, and cameras, telling the fascinating story of this living heritage.

Telling the story of audiovisual techniques, from the very first image and sound recording and playback systems to state of the art digital tools, explaining the transition from mechanical methods to electronics, from film to digital media, from glass plates to slides, wax cylinders to CD-ROMs, and more.

Telling the story of the collections in all their richness and diversity, and highlighting the many different donors, including institutions and private individuals, who have made their contribution to preserving the audiovisual and photographic heritage of the Principality.

Telling the story of the places and practices of photography and cinema in the Principality, the story of the families who chronicled life in Monaco from the very beginnings of "home movies", the  amateur filmmakers' clubs of Monaco, the films made in Monaco for the big screen, and finally the mass media, Radio Monte-Carlo, Télé Monte-Carlo and Monaco Info and their role in reporting the biggest news events in the country's history. 

Telling the story of "cinema in Monaco", through a mural freize featuring a selection of twenty films made in Monaco for the big screen, presented with archives from the Institute's collections. 

Some visitors will rediscover images from their past, brought back to life by a detail, a camera, a photograph, a disk. Others will marvel at the variety of media, from real, tangible celluloid to virtual, "clickable" files.