Initiated in 2017 by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, « Les Apprentis collectionneurs » is a learning programme supported by he SOGEDA Monaco. It aims to familiarize teenagers with contemporary art and the museum’s main mission : collecting.
For its seventh edition, students following the fine art option from the two high schools of the Principality, François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré and Albert Ier are engaged in a series of meetings, exchanges, visits, workshops leading to the discovery of artgenève on January 27th. Their trip has been made possible thanks to Safia El Malqui’s support.
There, “Les Apprentis collectionneurs” will conduct their research and select one or several artworks made by a single artist for a 20,000€ acquisition budget. These submissions will be presented to a special jury.
So far, works by Andreas Angelidakis, Mark Dion, Rita Ferreira, Carsten Höller, Pierre Joseph, Anton Kannemeyer, Mika Rottenberg and Xavier Theunis have been acquired by the museum through this programme.