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

Musée Hergé or the Hergé Museum is a museum in Belgium dedicated to the life and work of Georges Remi, better known as Hergé, cartoonist and creator of The Adventures of Tintin. The museum is located in the town of Louvain-la-Neuve, 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 cafe/bar 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]

During the 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 international tourists and quite unpopular among the locals. On October 24, 2013, it was announced in the Belgian news that due to its impopularity, the Museum Hergé is currently an economic failure. Although the Museum is entirely private (and any benefit would go to the Moulinsart company which operates it), the company owner, Nick Rodwell, asked for financial help 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