Prince Albert opens Da Vinci Exposition and Chairs the Electric Car Summit

  September 24, 2010 at 8:18 am by

The Association Dante Alighieri Monaco joined with the Association Monaco-Italie under the grand canopy of the Grimaldi Forum for a historic exposition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code. The exposition of 1200 drawings from Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, has been held at the Grimaldi Forum from 2-24 September 2010. Of course, we have to thank Prince Albert II for his patronage of this exposition. But there is also a Casiraghi connection.

Daniele Casiraghi, brother of the late Stefano Casiraghi, who fathered three children of Princess Caroline, is the President of IMACO, the distributor and manufacturer of the ultraviolet systems that made the exposition possible. Daniele Casiraghi’s daughter, young Fernanda Casiraghi, has been working, jointly for the library as well as IMACO, to market the exposition for a full year now. The 1200 pages of drawings, dating back to 1637, in the codex were viewed by Prince Albert, sovereign of Monaco, on the opening day of the exposition.

Meanwhile, Prince Albert was announced on Monday, 20 September 2010 as the chairman of the EV20 Alliance for electric vehicles. The EV20 Alliance, convened by the Climate Group, is pushing for the mobilization of one million electric vehicles in five years than the auto industry originally projected.

“The rapid growth of an e-car market will cut city pollution and global greenhouse gas emissions helping to conserve our climate and our energy resources,” said Prince Albert. “The development of EV fleets could also help to shift the way we use and store energy.”

This week marks Climate Week NYºC 2010.

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