HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Holds a Meeting with Journalists from SVT Nyheter.

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden met with journalists from SVT Nyheter’s (Sveriges Television AB) Foreign Editorial Offices in Stockholm.

According to the Swedish royal court, Her Royal Highness was informed about the journalists’ situation in Ukraine by SVT’s Foreign Director, Ms. Pia Bernhardson Forsell, and SVT’s Foreign Correspondent, Mr. Carl Fridh Kleberg.

Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court/S.Friberg 

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Opens the I/O Exhibit at the Norsk Teknisk Museum.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway officially opened the new exhibit entitled, I/O, at the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo.

I/O is an AI-driven exhibition about data and telecommunications history. According to a press release from the Norsk Teknisk Museum the:

“…I/O experience starts with the AI ​​system receiving input from the visitors, such as age, interests, etc. and then recommending a trail through the exhibition based on this data. Through the trail you will collect various objects and stories. The last stop is Reactor and dialogue based on the experience in the exhibition. The visitors can participate themselves and also see debate between artificial intelligences. As much as an exhibition, I/O becomes a dynamic arena for discussing and developing insights – about the past, present and future of information technology.

The title, I/O, plays on input/output or a/null. This, and several opposing pairs, such as human /machine, connected/disconnected, freedom/coercion, individual/society, actualize technological challenges. The discussions are the essentials, rather than the final truths about the technologies.

Artificial intelligence and co-creation:
A keyword is active participation. Based on data, I/O will introduce questions and discussions. The ambition is to facilitate the experience of connections between individual objects and themes in the exhibition in light of relevant societal issues. AI can, for example, automate tedious routine tasks, but is also responsible for security challenges in privacy and energy consumption.

Every day, an AI-powered 2×2 meter work of art will take on a different shape based on AI’s interpretation of data from the exhibition experience. Such works of art in small formats are also included in the activity offer. More art will come later.

I/O, an arena for dialogue and joint knowledge development:

With I/O, the Technical Museum renews the entire top floor of the museum. It will be an arena for reflection, knowledge development, and dialogue on important topics in computer and telecommunications history up to now – which will also point forward.

Through I/O and associated activities, we aim to build a bridge between generations, professional environments and most people. It should be a meeting place for everyone, regardless of age and knowledge. I/O must develop over time. With different trails, and the discussions and art will always be different, the exhibition will be experienced in new ways with each visit, says museum director Meinich enthusiastically.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the I/O exhibition as well as other exhibits at the Norsk Teknisk Museum please visit their official website here.

Photos courtesy of the Norsk Teknisk Museum

(VIDEO) HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark Opens the Exhibition, Makabre Mesterværker.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, 2022, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark opened the exhibition entitled, Makabre Mesterværker, at the Museum Sønderjylland at Sønderborg Slot.

Makabre Mesterværker exhibition showcases a:

“…series of exclusive jewelry created by leading Danish and foreign goldsmiths, silversmiths, and jewelry designers in a surprising encounter with prehistoric and historical objects from the museum’s own collection and deposits from museums at home and abroad.

The works on display together form a journey into the dimensions of death with narratives that begin violently and with the triumph of death. The journey moves around many cultures and different times, and follows its own track, where time inevitably flows out, the body passes away, and where grief and rituals find a place along with notions of life after death and resurrection. Embark on a thoughtful journey studded with chains, body parts, skulls, crosses, and valuables.

The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Museum Sønderjylland, jewelry writer, Nina Hald, who has curated the exhibition, and jeweler, Bodil Binner. Most of the modern jewelry is created specifically for the exhibition.”

Makabre Mesterværker will be open to the public beginning on April 8 to October 23, 2022. For more information about the exhibition please visit the official website for the Museum Sønderjylland here.

Please click here to watch a video from the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet.

Photos courtesy of the Danish Royal Court

(VIDEO) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Inauguration of a New Exhibit at the Galerie des Pêcheurs.

Skip to the 2:09 mark to watch a news report.

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the inauguration of the new exhibit entitled, Mareterra, at the Galerie des Pêcheurs in Monte-Carlo.

According to Monaco Info, the exhibit highlights the “…many artificial and submerged facilities that have been shaped and created to promote the development of biodiversity and underwater life, under the construction site of the offshore extension.”

(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Announces the Winner of Social Award During the Premio Fundación Princesa de Girona 2022.

On the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Riojaforum Auditorium in Logroño, Spain, to attend the Premio Fundación Princesa de Girona 2022 award ceremony.

During today’s ceremony, Her Majesty announced the winner of the Social Award. This award is presented to an individual for their outstanding leadership, and personal commitment; moreover, who has achieved success in creating and promoting social projects, with new visions and tangible results, within the framework of social entities or companies.

The recipient of the Social Award 2022 went to Ms.Claudia María Tecglen García, a psychologist and social entrepreneur from Madrid. The Fundación Princesa de Girona jury of experts presented the award to Ms. García for her “…social impact in promoting equal opportunities in her actions and for her management quality and transparency. The jury has also highlighted her exemplarity as an inspiring model and being a reference for other young people…” according to the Fundación Princesa de Girona press release.

(VIDEOS GALORE) TMs King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Visit South Holland.

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited the Duin en Bollenstreek region in the province of South Holland. The region consists of five municipalities: Lisse, Teylingen, Hillegom, Katwijk, and Noordwijk which is world-famous for its flowers, specifically, Tulip bulb cultivation.

According to RVD, the day began with a visit to Lisse where Their Majesties were warmly greeted by the King’s Commissioner of South Holland, Mr. Jaap Smit, at the FC Lisse Football Club: 

“No fewer than seven clubs from the region play at the highest level of amateur football, nowhere else in the Netherlands is that number so high. Residents of the various municipalities are proud of this and the clubs symbolize their own communities within the region. The presidents of various football clubs talk about the clubs’ sense of identity.”

Thereafter, Their Majesties arrived in the municipality of Teylingen where they visited a company that does something with Tulip bulb cultivation. Soon, the super awesome royal couple made a mad dash to the municipality of Hillegom. Whilst there, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the company, Tulip Barn. According to RVD, the company, “…cleverly unites the bulb fields with tourism. For example, a special tulip field has been created, with a walking path and photogenic objects. Tourists can go here to take pictures, which prevents the regular tulip fields from being overburdened.”

The day ended with a visit to the beautiful coastal town of Katwijk. During their visit, Their Majesties “…spoke briefly with the chairmen of the four Orange Societies from the coastal town. Afterward, they visit a beach house and a discussion about tourism takes place in a beach pavilion with representatives of the sector from all over the region.”

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