Norway. A location, a memory
Norway is an important memorial site for Prince Albert I.
On 20 June 1910, an honorary prize was awarded to Prince Albert I at the Tourism, Sports and Recreation exhibition held from 1 June to 15 September 1910 in Bergen (Norway).
Prince Albert I took part in the exhibition, which was held under the patronage of King Haakon VII of Norway. A section of the exhibition was devoted to the discoveries made as a result of studies and research carried out in the Arctic regions, new territories, the understanding of which had been gained thanks to the work of Norwegian explorers in conjunction with the expeditions of Prince Albert I in 1906 and 1907. The Prince sent documents, photograms and maps of Spitsbergen, drawn up at his direction following Captain Isachsen’s expedition, to the exhibition in Bergen.
For this, he was awarded the honorary prize, the most prestigious at the expedition (paper ticket, Princesse-Alice yacht, Kristiania, 20 June 1910). Sources
APM A 907 – General exhibition of sport and tourism in Bergen, 1910
Journal de Monaco no. 2717 of Tuesday 28 June 1910, p.2: “H.S.H. the Prince deigned to take part in the sports and tourism exhibition in Bergen (Norway) by sending a map of the western coast of Spitsbergen, from the northern part of Foreland to Magdalena Bay, and a map featuring four anchorages on the western coast of Spitsbergen. The exhibition’s jury recognised the very unique scientific value of these documents by awarding its honorary prize to His Serene Highness”.