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The Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research - Monaco
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Arctic Studies are a fast-growing field that increasingly draws media and public attention due to global warming and climate change.
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“Gateway to the Arctic” is an interdisciplinary forum for encounters of master students and early-stage researchers from different disciplines.

Jean Malaurie

French cultural anthropologist, explorer, geographer, geomorphologist, and writer.

Quote Jean Malaurie: “Cultural diversity is a scientific reality which we must protect as much as possible, just like biodiversity. Otherwise, all of us in those megacities that keep on growing will become a people of ants, manipulated by words and images.”

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Jean Malaurie
Inuit sled dogs in the arctic


MIARC actively participates in various projects at national, bilateral and international level.

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Find here programmes of previous events, as well as other relevant documents.

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Collection of old historic books


Joint session MIARC/UVSQ/University of Oslo on collections of objects from the Arctic

6 February 2023

A session dedicated to the collections of objects from the Arctic will be held during the "Gateway to the Arctic" seminar on 14 February 2023. 

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Discover Jean Malaurie's paintings and archives in Monaco: a short video

4 February 2023

Edith-Laure Rostkowski, from Galerie Orenda in Paris, gives us a glimpse of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

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Book fair "Lire la nature" in Paris: focus on Jean Malaurie

19 January 2023

Jan Borm (MIARC) and Philippe Charlier discussed the life and career of Jean Malaurie. Philippe Charlier is head of the "Terre Humaine" collection (founded in 1955 by Jean Malaurie) at Plon publishing house.

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