The Monet Room was a secure chamber in one of the basement levels of the Palais de la Concorde, from which crises and sensitive security operations were coordinated by the President of the United Federation of Planets, the presidential staff, and members of the Federation Starfleet or the appropriate Federation Councillors. The Monet Room was equipped with some of the most advanced communications technology in the Federation in order to maintain real-time coordination with Federation personnel across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The room was so known because on its north wall hung a famous painting by Claude Monet entitled Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies. The Monet Room first became used as the Federation's "war room" during the Zife Administration, when it was converted into such use during the Dominion War.
In 2379, the Monet Room was the location at which Admiral William Ross forced former President Min Zife, Presidential Chief of Staff Koll Azernal, and Federation Secretary of Military Intelligence Nelino Quafina to resign from office at gunpoint. Ross later took responsibility for Section 31's subsequent assassination of the three, claiming to President Nanietta Bacco that he himself had killed the three in the Monet Room. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)
Nanietta Bacco often wondered what Monet would think of room named after him and a painting of his being displayed in a room where the business of war was often discussed. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn)
- The Monet Room is the Federation equivalent of the White House Situation Room.
|Rooms in the Palais de la Concorde|
|Federation Council Chambers • Monet Room • Presidential Office • Ra-ghoratreii Room/Red Room • Roth Dining Room • Wescott Room|