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Friday - 17 Mar 2017

Hercule Florence: le nouveau Robinson

Venue: Villa Paloma: New National Museum of Monaco

Art exhibition

From 17 March to 11 June, an exhibition of around 400 works, mostly drawings and manuscripts, by 19th century Monegasque-Brazilian inventor and artist Hercule Florence. International artists' works that have been produced for the exhibition are on display.

  • daily, 10:00-18:00
  • entry 6 euros
  • free entry on Sundays

The show is curated by Linda Fregni Nagler and Cristiano Raimondi.

Florence invented a system for the musical notation of bird songs called the Zoophonia, and a printing method based on the principles of photography called Polygraphia. Whilst in Brazil he also invented a photographic process, independently from contemporary research being carried out in Europe at the time.

Related events

All events take place in Villa Paloma and are in French, unless otherwise stated.
  • 16 Mar, 19:00, Conference autour d'Hercule Florence
  • 29 Mar, 18:30, Une histoire de la photographie
  • 10-13 Apr (tbc), workshop for ages 7-12
  • 11 May, 18:30, De Monaco a Campinas
  • mid-May (tbc), Hercule et Amazonie
  • every Sunday, 16:00, lecture of extracts from Hercule Florence manuscripts
For more information phone +377 98 98 49 38, email public[at]nmnm.mc, and visit the venue website at: Nouveau Musee National de Monaco: Hercule Florence - le nouveau Robinson.

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