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9th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meetings

March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018


The Ninth International Monaco and the Mediterranean Meeting, held under the High Patronage of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, will take place on 15 & 16 March 2018 at the Oceanographic Museum on the theme of “Artists and Intellectuals in the Mediterranean – Their Place, their Roles and their Challenges.”  The aim of this international colloquium, which is open to the public, is two-fold – to recall the rich cultural history of the Mediterranean and highlight creators’ ability to find new ways to express the Mediterranean spirit.

These Meetings will include three round tables and a film screening

  • The first round table, entitled “The Mediterranean:  Inspiration and Circulation” will enable historians of art and ideas to discuss the emergence of a glorified idea of the Mediterranean between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, based on discussions on:

How, and by whom, was this idea created?  How has it changed and in which areas has it been disseminated?  How did we move away from the idea of a sunny Mediterranean to a tormented Mediterranean?

  • A second round table on “Mediterranean Literature:  Cross-cutting Dialogues” will give the floor to writers who will give accounts of their relationship with the central issues of the Mediterranean basin:  identity, exile, religious and political crises, the environment, climate change, etc.
  • The final round table, on “Art in Motion,” will feature accounts by visual artists, architects, film directors and directors of museums on the following subjects:  What are their sources of inspiration?  How do they fit into a globalised world?  Do they feel as if they are participating in a common Mediterranean cultural identity?  Do they have all the means to express themselves?

Finally, the closing evening will be devoted to a film screening in the presence of the director.


March 15, 2018
March 16, 2018


Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Av. St-Martin . MC 98000
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