Musée Hergé

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Hergé Museum
Musée Hergé
A view of a contemporary building.
The walking bridge approach to the Musée Hergé.
Musée Hergé is located in Belgium
Musée Hergé
Location within Belgium
Established 2 June 2009
Location Rue Labrador 26
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Coordinates 50°40′16″N 4°36′46″E / 50.671115°N 4.612809°E / 50.671115; 4.612809
Website www.museeherge.com/en

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.

Museum[edit]

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.[1][2] 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.[3]

Criticism[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hergé museum: Totally Tintin". The Economist (London). 28 May 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Hergé Museum by Christian de Portzamparc". Contemporist. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Musée Hergé Temporary exhibition: Into Tibet with Tintin". Musée Hergé. May 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tintin And The Copyright Sharks - Falkvinge on Infopolicy". Falkvinge.net. 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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Coordinates: 50°40′16″N 4°36′47″E / 50.6712°N 4.6130°E / 50.6712; 4.6130