On the morning of December 12, 2012, Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium made a private visit to the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels where they viewed the exhibition entitled, Constant Permeke: Retrospective.
For more information about the exhibition please click here (in English).
The recipient of the 2012 Prins Claus Prijs went to the Argentine non-profit publishing house, Eloísa Cartonera. The company produces:
“… handmade books made of recycled materials. The materials are collected by Cartoneros, or “cardboard people” who are unemployed and survived Argentina’s political and economic collapse in 2001. Drawn to Eloísa Cartonera’s social solidarity, emerging and established Latin American writers donated their short stories, novels and other forms of literature to the company. The collective, small-scale method produces books that are cheaper than conventional paperbacks.”
Recently, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine in Paris, France to preside over the 2012 Prince Rainier III de Monaco Research Award. This award“…recognize young researchers for their work on the prehistory. The recipients of this years award went to Ms. Elena Rossoni-Notter and Mr. Mehmet Cihat Alcicek …”