"Cinémato !" - An exhibition about Albert I of Monaco, pioneer of sound and image, with loans from the Palace Archives, the Oceanographic Institute, and Phono Museum Paris, organised by the Audiovisual Institute of MonacoFrom 31 January to 30 December 2022, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm (5 pm on Fridays), Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco
Featuring exhibits generously loaned by the Monaco Palace Archives and the Oceanographic Institute, "Cinémato !" paints a picture of Prince Albert I as a man very much open to the innovations of his age.
In particular photography, phonography, and cinematography.
The devices used by the Prince, displayed here, tell the story of the technologies' early development, at the very end of the 19th century. He used them frequently and with no little skill, ensuring that today we have considerable records of his expeditions, a legacy that leaves us in no doubt as to his quest for a vast and clear-eyed understanding of things and living beings. The productions of the Prince and his "picture companions", Jules
Richard, Louis Tinayre, and Henry Bourée, together form a significant collection of images and sounds, relating scenes of life and work.
Illustrated by the Prince's own writings and correspondence, the images and sounds are displayed in context, ensuring visitors can understand the story behind them while admiring their aesthetic qualities. Discover a little-known aspect of the work of this Prince and his dedication to exploring, knowledge, and humanity.
Free admission from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5.30 pm (5 pm on Fridays)
> Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, l'Engelin, 83-85 boulevard du Jardin exotique, Monaco
> As part of the Albert I centenary celebrations (1848-1922)
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