The next stop for the exposition entitled "The Grace Kelly Years, Princess of Monaco" will be Rome, between October 16th 2009 and February 28th 2010.
After its enormous initial success at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco during the summer of 2007 (135,000 visitors), and having followed a course leading through the Hôtel de Ville in Paris (75,000 visitors in the summer of 2008) and the Ekaterina Foundation in Moscow (65,000 visitors between October and December of 2008), the "Grace Kelly Years, Princess of Monaco" exposition will make its next stop in Rome.
This outstanding exposition featuring Monaco's iconic Princess will take up quarters in the Palazzo Ruspoli from October 16th 2009 to February 28th 2010. This prestigious venue in the heart of the Eternal City operates under the auspices of the Memmo Foundation.
The exposition will occupy several floors, giving visitors ample opportunity to relive the years during which an exceptional woman reached myth status while living out her extraordinary destiny, that of a Hollywood actress become Princess of Monaco.
This homage was conceived and organized by Frédéric Mitterand, recently named France's Minister of Culture and Communication. It includes pictures by some of the world's foremost photographers (Howell Conant, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn…), Grace Kelly's correspondence with famous figures of her time (Jackie Kennedy, la Callas, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant…), numerous personal belongings, her wardrobe and jewels as well as other fashion accessories such as the famous Kelly bag designed by the Hermès firm.
Motion picture clips edited by Nathalie Crinière form a major part of the exposition. They include excerpts from Grace Kelly's most famous films as well as amateur film strips shot by the Princess herself that offer a close look at the Grimaldi family's personal life.
The official inauguration of the exposition will be held on October 15th at 6 P.M., in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II. A press conference followed by a visit to the exposition is scheduled on October 14th at noon.
As Extracted From the Visit Monaco Website:http://news.visitmonaco.com