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In order to preserve and highlight its heritage, the Principality works to diversify and increase the quality of its museums.

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Monaco/ 2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy  

2.3 Cultural policy objectives

The cultural policy of the Princely Government helped to enhance the international influence of the Principality.

In particular, the state focuses on strengthening the quality of the programmes offered by the main cultural institutions and on widening the areas in which culture is expressed in the Principality. Apart from the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera and the Monte Carlo Ballet, prestigious events are also organised in different culture sectors such as fine arts, circus and audiovisual arts.

The government also promotes local and international contemporary creation by supporting associations and artists and by organising exhibitions and other events.

In order to preserve and highlight its heritage, the Principality works to diversify and increase the quality of its museums. Laws regarding heritage are currently being re-examined according to the international cultural conventions (see chapter 4.2.2).


Chapter published: 01-10-2014

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334