The walking bridge approach to the Musée Hergé.
|Established||2 June 2009|
|Location||Rue Labrador 26
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
The Musée Hergé, or Hergé Museum, is a museum in Belgium dedicated to the life and work of the cartoonist Georges Remi, better known by his pen name of Hergé, creator of The Adventures of Tintin series.
The museum is located in the town of Louvain-la-Neuve in Wallonia to south of Brussels. It was designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc and opened in June 2009. It consists of three floors with a total of nine exhibition rooms, a café and a mini cinema. In addition to a permanent exhibit showcasing the world of Tintin, the new museum has seen many temporary exhibits, including Into Tibet With Tintin.
During the museum's inauguration, none of the journalists were allowed to take any picture to prevent "copyright abuse due to the work exposed". Disgruntled, some journalists left the museum. Today, the museum is mainly visited by tourists and is quite unpopular among the locals. On 24 October 2013, it was announced in the Belgian news that as a result of this, the Hergé Museum is currently operating at a loss. Although the Museum is entirely private and belongs to the Moulinsart company which holds rights over Hergé's work, the company owner, Nick Rodwell, requested financial assistance from the Belgian government.
- "The Hergé museum: Totally Tintin". The Economist (London). 28 May 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- "The Hergé Museum by Christian de Portzamparc". Contemporist. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- "Musée Hergé Temporary exhibition: Into Tibet with Tintin". Musée Hergé. May 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
- "Tintin And The Copyright Sharks - Falkvinge on Infopolicy". Falkvinge.net. 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
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