Monaco’s Apprentice Collectors head to Venice

Monaco is continuing to shape the next generation of artists with its ‘Apprentice Collectors’ programme, the participants of which have just returned from the Venice Biennale.

For the fourth year in a row, the New National Museum of Monaco, in partnership with the Directorate of Youth and Sports and with the support of SOGEDA, continues the educational program for Fine Arts students.

Following an introductory session at Villa Sauber, some of the Apprentice Collectors from François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré travelled to the Venice Biennale to discover the pavilions and other exhibitions. They were accompanied by their teacher Laurent Papillon and NMNM Public Service Manager Benjamin Laugier.

The project brings together art students from the Lycée François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré and  Lycée Albert Ier, and charges them with the responsibility of selecting a set of works relevant to the collections of the museum for the annual exhibition artmonte-carlo. It will be presented to a jury of professionals who will then select a work or a set of works by the same artist which will be integrated in to the NMNM’s collections.