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Monday, 03 February 2020 10:01

Regardez Voir

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Regardez Voir est un service tout public qui offre une vision sur l’art le temps d’une conversation. 

Si percevoir une œuvre nécessite de la regarder, voir permet d’en comprendre le sens. 

Ce service est activable tous les mardis entre 12h30 et 14h et les dimanches de 11h à 17h 

Activez le service auprès d’une personne portant le badge « Regardez Voir » 

En quelques minutes, la rencontre offre une expérience du regard, une manière inédite de parler d'art

L'artiste Mattia Denisse a été invité à illustrer le programme de médiation du NMNM Regardez Voir.

Mattia Denisse est né à Blois en 1967, ville natale du magicien Robert-Houdin, de l’inventeur de la machine à vapeur Denis Papin, et de René Guénon, le grand désocculteur de la pensée hermétique et ésotérique. Il s’est installé à Lisbonne au début des années 2000 où il vit aujourd’hui, entretenant des relations amicales avec de nombreux artistes portugais, dont João Maria Gusmão et Pedro Paiva pour lesquels il a réalisé l’anthologie de textes de la publication accompagnant le pavillon portugais de la Biennale de Venise 2011. Il a plus récemment exposé au GAK de Brême (Allemagne) et publié le catalogue incomplet des Éditions Tripé intitulé K contra K chez Dois Dias. Il est actuellement exposé au West Den Haag à La Hague (Hollande).  

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:20

Le Studio, designed by Quetzal

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On July 8th the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco will open the new educational room Le Studio, conceived by the Paris-based design studio Quetzal, created by Louise Naegelen, Adrien Gadet and Benjamin Lina.

The space at Villa Paloma – one of the two venues of the Museum together with Villa Sauber – is designed to welcome the young visitors during school months, as well as during the holidays, and to become the prefect space for experimentation and learning.

Quetzal design studio explains:
“The space is inspired by the archaeologic site and planned as a place for research. The whole project is developed around two elements: cork and glass. 
The cork covers the floor and one of the perimetric walls which is also a storage thanks to drawers, and therefore the technical part of the room. 
Each drawer is enriched by symbols, like hieroglyphs, to help organizing the space.
The glass, which can also be used as a board for drawing, gives perspective to the whole environment thanks to its reflections and the lights surrounding it.
Finally, the wooden custom-made, modular and stackable furniture can be arranged in different ways within the space, according to the needs”.

Besides being fully equipped with traditional media to experiment on art, with tools to paint, sculpt and draw, Le Studio is also be equipped with state of the art technological media. Screens and overhead projectors, CNC machines, 3D softwares: the NMNM starts a new way in its approach to the educational programmes, using new technologies applied to contemporary creativity.

About QUETZALQuetzal is a design studio created by Louise Naegelen, Adrien Gadet and Benjamin Lina. Since 2015, they have worked on projects ranging from the creation of furniture and objects to the design of architectural spaces. This collaboration has been marked by an ideal of creation oriented on the detail and function, strongly inspired by nature. Their creation process is based on the materials’ self-sufficiency and the expression of their essence, therefore allowing the raw emotion of the matter and the pure line. The studio’s ambition is to think the space and the object as an entity in which the user is always placed at the center. In 2016, they were received the Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels which allowed them to start many projects and collaborations as well as the organization of several workshops at Villa Noailles (Hyères, France) and Centre George Pompidou (France). They have also collaborated with art collector Silvia Fiorucci on the 5Rooms project consisting in the creation of an artists’ residency in Grasse in 2018.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:41

Les Apprentis Collectionneurs

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Inaugurated in 2017, Les Apprentis Collectionneurs, is a learning program conceived by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco which receives the support of SOGEDA. The objective of this learning program is to familiarize the principality’s students with contemporary art and the art museum’s different missions.

Since 2019 the project associates fine art option students from the two high schools of the Principality: François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré and Albert 1er. During the year the students have engaged in a series of meetings, exchanges, visits and workshops.

Being that the 5th edition of the Art Monte-Carlo was unable to take place at the Grimaldi Forum this year as in previous years, an online catalogue was published. The students were invited to make their selections from this document using a budget of 10 000€.

The Apprentice Collectors thus presented around ten works to a jury comprised of Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the NMNM, Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri, Director of the Espace de l'Art Concret in Mouans-Sartoux and Björn Dahlström, who will succeed Marie-Claude Beaud in April 2021.

This year, a work by the American artist Mark Dion has been selected. MMXII, Camphor Cinnamomum Camphora Cape Town, 2012 is a small curiosity cabinet made of camphor wood. The artist designed the Oceanomania exhibition at the Villa Paloma and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in 2011 and several of his works have also been the subject of acquisitions by the NMNM in recent years.

With the support la SOGEDA.


pivoine article

Pierre Joseph
Pierre Joseph ? Pivoine, 2017
Tirage jet d'encre sur papier Epson mat 300 g.
130 x 90 cm
Collection NMNM, n° 2017.20.1 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet "Les Apprentis collectionneurs" avec le soutien de la SOGEDA



Andreas Angelidakis
Study for Crashpad, 2014
Impression 3D couleur
16 x 27 x 1,5 cm
Collection NMNM, n° 2018.33.1 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet "Les Apprentis collectionneurs" avec le soutien de la SOGEDA


Carsten Höller
So alone, 2012
Impression numérique sur papier
35x 40cm
Collection NMNM, n° 2018.36.1 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet "Les Apprentis collectionneurs" avec le soutien de la SOGEDA


Xavier Theunis
Sans titre (Paysage #102), 2018
Adhésif verni sur aluminium thermolaqué,
cadre aluminium
50 x 60 cm
Collection NMNM, n° 2018.38.1 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet "Les Apprentis collectionneurs" avec le soutien de la SOGEDA



Mika Rottenberg
T11, 2007
Graphite et crayon de couleur sur papier
25,4 x 28 cm, 32 x 33,5 cm encadrée
Collection NMNM, n° 2019.15.1 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet « Les Apprentis collectionneurs » avec le soutien de la SOGEDA


Mika Rottenberg
T13, 2007
Graphite et crayon de couleur sur papier
25,4 x 28 cm, 32 x 33,5 cm encadrée
Collection NMNM, n° 2019.15.2 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet « Les Apprentis collectionneurs » avec le soutien de la SOGEDA


Mika Rottenberg
T14, 2007
Graphite et crayon de couleur sur papier
25,4 x 28 cm, 32 x 33,5 cm encadrée
Collection NMNM, n° 2019.15.3 - Acquisition réalisée dans le cadre du projet « Les Apprentis collectionneurs » avec le soutien de la SOGEDA


dion article

Mark Dion
MMXII Camphor Cinnamomum Camphora Cape Town, 2012
Collection-rarities and Natural curiosities
Bois, marqueterie, écorce, texte et plastique sur papier et feuille
18 x 5 x 15 cm
Pièce unique

Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:35

Artist residency in the school context

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In 2019, the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco initiated an artist’s residency in the two middle schools of the Principality, Collège Charles III and private Institution François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré. Oriol Vilanova intervened in two 8th grade Fine Art option classes from January to June. The students were invited to reflect upon the signification of collecting and how this notion could be applied to an artist’s practice. Each encounter was an opportunity to sensitize the students to the notions of inventory, conservation and the art market linked to the practice of an amateur collector or professional. The outcome of this experiment are two artworks, Share your life with an image (2019) and Une collection peut en cacher une autre (2019).

Share your life with an Image (2019) is a set of old postcards from the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco which the artist suggested the students carry in their jackets, schoolbags or notebooks for several months, speeding up the deterioration process of the image and its paper form and occasionally leading to its total destruction.

Une collection peut en cacher une autre (2019) is a reading of Stefan Zweig’s short story The invisible collection, An Episode of the German Inflation of 1925 (1935) employing multiple voices in which the discourse was communicated from one student to another, as a collection of voices, tonalities and rhythms creating an allegory to the figure of the art collector. This sound piece will also be presented on Sunday September 29 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace during National Heritage Day.

Oriol Villanova’s residency in Monaco also enabled the artist to meet with other collectors. I❤POSTCARDS (2019), presented on the facade of the Villa Sauber was produced for the 40th anniversary of the Postcard Collectors Association in Monaco. The performance Borrowed Words (2017-ongoing) was interpreted twice, once in English by Frabizio Moretti in April and once in Italian by Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaundengo in September.

Old Masters (2019-ongoing) is an invitation to handle the images contained in a work overall. The jacket, which the artist wears whilst hunting for his postcard collection in flea markets, contains Matisse postcards. It is a proposition to consult the reproductions of a major artist, prompting an additional opportunity to question our relationship to the works and the reproductive process. This work is systematically presented responding to one or several works kept in the collections of the museums it is in. Here, it relates to Costume pour un Mandarin (1920), designed by Henri Matisse for the ballet Le Chant du Rossignol which premiered at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris on February 2, 1920

In his work Oriol Vilanova (born 1980, works and lives in Brussels), interrogates the paradoxes inherent in mass culture, an obsession that has driven him to collect a number of postcards which he seeks out in flea markets. His interest is also centered on the “Becoming Monument” of certain celebrities, icons and ideas, which the 20th century, although behind us, seem as much monstrous as they are comical. His conceptual approach takes its shape in written form based on repetition and exaggeration, minimal installation or performance. However, his work assumes a literary and fictive dimension, appropriating themes of immortality and the relatedness between time, memory and history or heroism.

The students, from the Collège Charles III and the private Institution François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré, having participated in this project are: Clément Chalat, Antoine Maouche, Manon Matilde, Elia Parfenoff, Thomas Rawung, Nicolas Schoepff, Rania Tabarani, Mattéo Tallarico, Theo Balsamo, Fanny Blanchard, Erwan Campana, Lilou Charriere, Manon Choisit, Alexandre Constans, Shaylee Dana, Corentin Doumergue, Audrey Gsegner, Ethan Harroch, Edouard Jouhri, Ambroise Leroy, Jorys Margossian, Aurore Pronzato, Noham Saidi.
The students were presided by their teachers Agathe Poniatowski Vigliani and Patricia Derycke.

In partnership with the Direction de l'Education National de la Jeunesse et des Sports with the support of the Princely Government
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:52

La Collection Voyageuse

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Designed in collaboration with British artist Celia Pym, this educational project is the first of an off-site series of workshop linked to the NMNM collections. A part of the museum team  with fragments of fabric, embroideries, headdresses and accessories from the costume collections from the Opéra de Monte-Carlo deposited at the Museum, will host several workshops in schools, associations and medical units giving the opportunity to discover this "Traveling Collection". From touching to drawing through poetry, these creative workshops will also be an occasion to raise awareness on the issues of conservation and restoration.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:39

Le Salon de Lecture

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Le Salon de Lecture est l’espace de médiation de la Villa Sauber. Régulièrement il fait l’objet d’une nouvelle invitation faite à un artiste ou un designer. Ainsi après Adrien Rovero, Antoinette Poisson, Stéphane Magnin, Nathalie Du Pasquier et bientôt SMarin, c’est actuellement une œuvre d’Andrea Blum qui y est présentée.

Green Rubber Lounge est un salon/bibliothèque mobile qui peut à la fois présenter les publications de l’institution qui l’expose et servir d’assise aux visiteurs de l’exposition. Élément multipartite, il peut être arrangé selon les paramètres du lieu. 

Initialement conçu en 2003 pour l’epxosition Metropolita Biography au Crestet, cette œuvre fait partie des collections du NMNM depuis un don de lla Galerie In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc en 2015.

Dans le cadre de l’exposition The Fountain Archives de Saâdane Afif, le Salon de Lecture devient salon de Lecture et de Musique puisque les vinyles qui y sont joués proviennent du label de l’artiste.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 16:31

Midi au Musée

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Chaque mardi entre 12h30 et 14h l’entrée est gratuite et les visites sont guidées.

A l’heure de la pause déjeuner venez profiter des jardins des villas pour décompresser, boire un café, puis franchissez l’entrée du Musée.

Toutes les semaines nous vous proposons un focus sur une œuvre exposée à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur des villas. L’occasion de consacrer 10 minutes ou plus à la découverte d’une œuvre, d’un artiste, d’un ouvrage voire même de toute une exposition si le temps vous le permet.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 16:02

Ateliers en famille

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Two Sundays a month, come as a family at the NMNM and take part in our seasonal workshops.

Villa Paloma :
Sunday May 5, June 2, June 30, July 28, August 18, September 15 and October 3 at 3pm

Come discover Michel Blazy’s works in the gardens of Villa Paloma. After a short botanical introduction, experiment with the Collection de Chaussures.

Villa Sauber :
Sunday May 19, June 16, June 14, July 28, August 4, September 1 and 29 at 3pm 
In the gardens of the Villa, discover the works of Claire Fontaine, Jeppe Hein, David Horvitz, Bertrand Lavier and Christodoulos Panayiotou through a paper chase.

The participation in the family workshops is free, subjected to availability.
Length of the "Atelier en Famille" : 45 minutes
Age of the children : 7-12 years old with at least one adult
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Monday, 21 January 2013 16:11

Hors Circuit

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It is on the readers that we must concentrate, not on the writers, on the readers who will make use of the text and “make something happen”

This statement by the writer Alberto Manguel – although it refers to literature - sums up the spirit in which the NMNM is launching its public programme Hors Circuit.

Hors Circuit, because we are small-sized. Our size is an asset, as it encourages encounters and intimacy with a work, a text or an artist, sitting at a table or in the shade of trees in the garden

Hors Circuit because we want to suggest alternatives, other kinds of reading, by giving visitors the opportunity to take a new look and to offer them choices. An artwork allows us much more freedom than we might imagine, from the moment we learn and train ourselves to explore, translate and interpret what an artist is offering us and consider it in the light of our own experiences.

Hors Circuit because there is also a circuit and we gain so much more by taking the time to step outside the usual tracks!

Throughout the year, the NMNM is offering informal meetings, visits, readings and music, linked to its exhibitions. More events will be added to the programme over the course of the weeks and the meetings. We invite you to check our web site www.nmnm.mc, our Facebook page and the local press regularly

These events are included in the price of the admission ticket, but places are limited to around twenty participants.


Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:29

La Table des Matières

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La Table des Matières is a library, forum and social hub, designed by Jonathan Olivares Design Research for the NMNM. Positioned at the entrance to the museum's Villa Paloma, the room offers an informal environment to reflect on the museum's exhibition, education and horticulture programs. A framework of wall-mounted templates, inspired by blogs, allow the museum's curators, education coordinator and gardener to regularly post books, videos, plants, useful tools, descriptive texts and news for the visitor, and allow them to leave comments and their contact information for the museum.

Seated at tables within the space, visitors can utilize the room's resources, learn and discuss. The room's southern wall bears a view of the Mediterranean Sea and the room's northern wall is host to the Work of The Month, a revolving work of art, selected by the museum's curators. Translated literally, La Table des Matières means "table of contents". The French term, however, implies a broader arrangement of raw material or matter. This room serves as an index of the museum's activities, and was designed as a resource of materials.

Drawing from writer and thinker Edouard Glissant, NMNM sees the museum as a network of relations between various perceptions, an active laboratory building links between disciplines, a marker in an archipelago of knowledge.  

La Table des Matières is located on the ground floor of NMNM-Villa Paloma and is accessible during the museum's opening hours. No appointment is necessary.

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