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Musee Oceanographique de Monaco

Type: Museum
Address: Av. Saint-Martin, MC 98000
Telephone: +33-93-15-36-00. Fax. +33-93-50-52-97
Year of foundation: 1899
Collections: Albert I, Prince of Monaco, organized and led four voyages to Svalbard and adjacent waters (1898, 1899, 1906 and 1907). The Museum's collections include much material relating to these voyages including animals shot, oceanographic instruments, a model of the ship Princesse-Alice II, and paintings by artists accompanying the expeditions (Witold Colombo, 1898; William Smith, 1899; and Louis Tinayre, 1906 and 1907). The archives includes logbooks from the voyages, as well as letters sent by many polar explorers
Publications: Bulletin de l'Institut Oceanographique (1904-); Memoires de l'Institut Oceanographique (1970-)

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